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Swaged vs Die Cast Cable Components

WHITE PAPER

Considerations When Choosing the Correct Cable Fitting: Comparing Swaged vs Die Cast Cable Components

Enclosing wire ends with swaged and die-cast cable components presents a critical aspect of cable termination, influencing the durability and reliability of various applications. Swaged fittings are machined using alloy steels and other metals. They offer dependable tensile and yield strength, elongation, hardness, and creep. Die-cast cable terminations utilize molten zinc injected into a die to forge a sleeve or ferrule around the cable end, allowing for custom shapes such as bullets and eyelets. 

Choosing between swaged or die-cast cable components involves many considerations that are further explored in this white paper, including production costs, holding strength, manufacturing processes, design factors, and performance characteristics.