Definitions for swagesweɪdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
swagesweɪdʒ(n.; v.)swaged, swag•ing.
(n.)a tool, die, or stamp for giving a particular shape to metal on an anvil, in a stamping press, etc.
(v.t.)to bend or shape by means of a swage.
Origin of swage:
1325–75; ME souage < MF (of uncert. orig.)
a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging
form metals with a swage
A tool, variously shaped or grooved on the end or face, used by blacksmiths and other workers in metals, for shaping their work.
To bend or shape using a swage
a tool, variously shaped or grooved on the end or face, used by blacksmiths and other workers in metals, for shaping their work, whether sheet metal or forging, by holding the swage upon the work, or the work upon the swage, and striking with a sledge
to shape by means of a swage; to fashion, as a piece of iron, by forcing it into a groove or mold having the required shape
Swaging is a forging process in which the dimensions of an item are altered using dies into which the item is forced. Swaging is usually a cold working process; however, it is sometimes done as a hot working process. The term swage can apply to the process of swaging, or to a die or tool used for swaging.
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