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See discussion at Talk:Obturate. Uncle G 00:10, 2005 Jan 12 (UTC)

Cold work?[edit]

How is this different from Cold work?--Cancun771 09:01, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

As the second line in the article states, swaging is a form of cold working. The Cold work article dicusses cold work in general, and the chemical process specifically; whereas swaging is a specific application. Some cross-linking may be warranted. Bernard S. Jansen 06:17, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

You realy do not want to go into this, rotary swaging heats up the workpiece if it is cold, and will cool it down if it is hot. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:20, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Precious metals[edit]

Swaging is normaly the method of choice for precious metals since there is no loss of material in the process, for example a pure silver tube weighing x grams is turned into a pen barrel that still weighs x grams. Someone please add a section about this ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:11, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Inappropriate redirect[edit]

"Musical Instrument Repair" should not redirect to this article, as there is much more to the field of musical instrument repair than swaging. (talk) 05:10, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Reducing vs. increasing diameter[edit]

With respect to pipes, the article only mentions reduction of diameter. But swaging can also increase the diameter of pipes. See and . — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:49, 1 June 2012 (UTC)