Today, swaging is used to produce a patented hybrid SMT/through hole interconnect pin that improves reliability, saves solder and gives customers a competitive advantage.
Our swaging process helped revolutionize the electronics industry with the production of contact pins for radio vacuum tubes in the1920's. It produced the first parabolically-tipped wire wrap pin in the 60's that helped the telecom industry reduce its gold plating specification by 50%.
Our manufacturing process offers significant value when compared to stamping and screw machined pins. That's because it's a high-speed, scrap-less cold-forming process capable of producing electronic contact pins that are consistent and inexpensive.
One of the reasons swaged parts are inexpensive is because the process is virtually scrap free. We start with a 1000-pound coil of metal and end up with 1000 pounds of finished parts. Because swaging only moves metal and does not remove metal, we generate little to no scrap. In addition, our tubular contacts weigh 40% less than comparable solid machined pins without sacrificing mechanical or electrical performance.
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Manufacturing companies rely on various forming methods to manipulate the size and shape of metal. While there are several such methods in the industry, swaging is one of the oldest used. Similarly, metal stamping is another well-known industrial process used for metal forming and has evolved over time.