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What is cable crimping?
Last Updated: 14th June, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, what does crimping wires mean?
The word crimping in this context means tojoin two pieces of metal together by deforming one or both of themto hold the other. The deformity is called the crimp. Themetal has been deformed to pinch the wire and hold it inplace.
Beside above, is crimping better than soldering? Crimped connections, done correctly, can besuperior to soldered connections. A good crimpconnection is gas tight and won't wick: it is sometimes referred toas a “cold weld”. Like the solder method, it canbe used on solid or stranded conductors, and provides a goodmechanical and electrical connection.
Then, what is the crimping process?
According to Wikipedia, "Crimping is joining 2pieces of metal or other ductile material (usually a wire and ametal plate) by deforming one or both of them to hold the other.The bend or deformity is called the crimp." The three keyelements in the crimping process are the terminal, the wire,and the tooling.
Why do we crimp wires?
Crimp connectors are typically used to terminatestranded wire. The benefits of crimping oversoldering and wire wrapping include: A well-engineered andwell-executed crimp is designed to be gas-tight, whichprevents oxygen and moisture from reaching the metals (which areoften different metals) and causing corrosion.