Cable Crimping is a technique in which we join 2 parts of metal or other elastic material (most probably a wire and a metal plate) by reshaping one or both of them to hold the other. The bend or reshaping is called the crimp.                                                 

Cable CrimpingUsually, the metals are hinged together through a special connector. The Exposed wire (often stranded) is implanted through the appropriately sized opening of the connector, and a crimper is used to intensely squeeze the opening against the wire. Subject to the type of connector used, it may be attached to a metal plate by a distinct screw or bolt or it could be simply screwed on using the connector itself to make the attachment like an F connector. Attaining a good crimp requires using wisely calculated crimp tools and crimp connectors, and following the procedures defined by the manufactures. Examples of these procedures can be obtained from Molex, TE Connectivity, RS Pro, and other comparable companies.


Crimping is most widely used in metal working. Crimping is most widely used to fix bullets in their cartridge cases, for speedy but long-lasting electrical connections, safeguarding lids on metal food cans, and many other applications. Because it can be a cold-working technique, crimping can also be used to form a strong bond between the workpiece and a non-metallic component.

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