Trish Harbaugh

Vice President
Schwartz Aviation LLC
6010 S. 39th Place
Rogers, AR 72758
Elastomeric swaging

Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Looking for an alternative to conventional swaging?

July 2, 2012 | By Eric Lundin, Trish Harbaugh

A fluid-carrying line usually consists of a length of tube or pipe that has a fitting that is either attached at the end of the tube by a conventional swaging method or attached to the tube by welding. A little-known process, elastomeric swaging, bulge-forms the tube or pipe ends. Its niche is in small-diameter, heavy-wall applications that carry fluid under substantial pressure.

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