Rotary swaging - a wide range of shapes
The outstanding features of rotary swaging are a wide range of shapes and different degrees of deformation. It offers a much wider range of possibilities than most other cold forming processes. The following figures graphically show a few typical geometries:
A decisive advantage of rotary swaging technologies is the ability to exactly define the wall thickness of a component, so its weight can be significantly reduced. Sophisticated outer geometries can be formed with two flat, triangular, square or hexagonal profiles as well as well as narrowings and recesses in the case of cylindrical or varying outer diameters without weakening the material.
The use of mandrels makes it possible to precisely shape the inner side of a tube. For example, square inner contours or inner profiles such as serrations or involute toothing are possible.
With rotary swaging, the ends of the workpiece can also be produced in various forms. Non-positive and positive locking connections can be produced in addition to complex connection profiles for hose connections. Spherical workpiece ends and even the airtight seal of the tube are possible.