Metal Forming Blog

Advantages of Wire Flattening & Shaping Lines

FENN Wire Flattening & Shaping Lines Turks heads are often included as one component of a wire flattening and shaping line. Different functions of a turks head can include: Drawing rod or wire through rolls to form rectangular, diamond, or specialty shapes. Edging, embossing, or tempering flat strip. Sizing and edging rectangular wire.   Turks Heads, Rolling Mills, and More... FENN wire ... Read More

Swaging & Crimping: What’s the Difference?

There are many methods to shaping, forming, and joining metals. Two metal forming methods that have similar concepts but are used for very different applications are swaging and crimping. Both swaging and crimping are “chipless” methods to metal forming, they displace the material by sheer force rather than cutting it away, so there are no ... Read More

Maximize Your Swager’s Productivity

Maximize the Productivity of Your Swaging Process: Incorporate Feeders Optimize your swaging operation and increase operator safety with feeding systems from FENN! Whether you are considering updating existing swaging machinery or purchasing new, FENN recommends all swagers have a feeding system. Feeding systems not only to promote safety by isolating the operator from the material, but ... Read More

Tips for Purchasing Capital Equipment

Tips for Purchasing Capital Equipment For over a century, FENN has been proud to offer a wide variety of metal forming equipment to serve customers across various industries. For many metal forming customers, this means customizable machinery that is designed and built specifically for their individual manufacturing requirements. Our experienced team of engineers design a solution unique to your process. Although FENN offers some standard model machines, often customers find that a customized solution provides more of a competitive advantage and increased ... Read More

FENN Turks Heads: How They Work, Types, Models & Uses

Turks Heads In the metal forming industry, a turks head is very versatile and useful piece of machinery. Whether it is used on its own or in conjunction with a larger line of metal forming equipment, a turks head machine permits forming directly from round to square, rectangles, and special shapes. When compared to other forming ... Read More