Swagers / Swaging Machines



Swaging machines, also known as Swagers, are a low-cost way to point, reduce and form rod, tube or wire. With more than 119 years of experience, FENN leads the industry in providing unbeatable quality and after-care services for your swaging machine.

PLEASE NOTE: Swager capacities listed above are for normal reduction on low-tensile material. Capacity must be reviewed for each specific application.


A United States-based company, FENN offers swaging machine solutions for industries across the globe. From the manufacturing of state-of-the-art machines to their installation, maintenance, and upgrades, we provide customers with unparalleled customer service from start to finish. Our team of engineers is highly trained to deliver metal forming solutions to address a variety of business initiatives that center around the formation of custom metal parts. We can help you take your business to the next level by working closely with your research and development department to manufacture all new equipment or to retrofit and update your existing FENN equipment to better meet the ever-changing needs of your business.

FENN provides high-quality products and replacement parts for a range of industries, including agriculture, the military, and materials research. With more than 119 years of experience, we are the ideal company to provide top-notch swaging machines for materials such as aluminum, precious metals, titanium, lead, nuclear material, various steels and more!

Swagers are a low-cost way to efficiently point, reduce and form rod, tube or wire. Based on a simple principle, it is the process of shaping metal (forging) by means of a series of very rapid, blows delivered by rotating hammers and forming dies around a piece of work. It is a highly economical method to point tubing, rod, and wire for redraw, and to size, reduce, shape, taper, bond or form metal parts, hot or cold. Metal is formed – not machined – so there are no wasteful chips.

Swaging can be performed both hot or cold, although cold is popular because of its hardening effect on most materials. The process also improves grain structure, giving the part greater strength and an unusually fine finish.

Types of Swagers: View the FENN Swager brochure here.

Rotary Swagers:
In a Rotary Swager, the dies and hammers revolve around the work, producing perfect symmetrical pieces with an exceptional finish. FENN offers nine basic sizes of Rotary machines ranging in capacity from needle sized to 6” O.D. tubing.
Our Rotary machines are available in two configurations: 2-die for simple applications or 4-die for harder materials, which generally achieve greater reductions per pass.

Stationary Die Swagers:
For non-circular cross sections: because the dies and hammers do not revolve in a Stationary Die Swager, it is possible to forge asymmetrical shapes. Two basic types are available: simultaneous blow (fluted shapes, circular cross sections) and the patented alternate blow (rectangular shapes, squares and hexagons).

Long Die Swagers:
For tapering tubing up to 24” long. FENN Long Die Swaging Machines economically & rapidly produce long, shallow tapers for items such as furniture legs, sporting goods and aerospace products. These machines serve a wide variety of materials: both welded and seamless tubing of either ferrous or nonferrous metals, from stainless steel to aluminum. Coolant/Slushing Systems are available as an option on all size swagers.

Basic Types of Swaging: View the FENN Swager brochure here.

A fitting is set over a cable, then inserted into the Swager and the cold forming force of the hammer actions produces a complete assembled piece. Examples include: Sailing rigging equipment, architectural cable railings and recreational ropes course cables.

End Forming:
A single piece of tube or rod is inserted into the Swager to a specified depth and reduced to a smaller diameter. The piece may be complete or ready for secondary operations such as drawing, drilling or tapping. Examples include: Aerospace tube components and fluid control tubes.

Through Swaging/Reducing:
Long lengths of cable, rod or tube are passed through the Swager. The entire length of the material is reduced to a smaller overall diameter, and the cold forging process produces a desired tensile strength or material property. Examples include: Cartridge heaters and logging industry applications.

Recognizing that there are literally hundreds of applications for swaging machines, FENN can provide optional equipment for your swager geared towards ease of use, process automation and operator safety.

Some of these include:

  • Manual or automated feed systems. Automation can increase operator safety and productivity.
  • Material handling systems
  • Maintenance friendly sound enclosures to reduce sound levels and promote operator safety
  • Slushing systems to help remove damaging dirt and foreign matter from the Swager’s cage assembly, while providing lubrication
  • Material heating for hot swaging applications
  • Electronically interlocked door guarding to ensure the machine cannot run while the door is open


  • FENN leads the industry when it comes to providing unbeatable swaging machines that are backed by our superior customer service, repair/rebuild program (see product literature for details) and operator training. Contact us today to learn more!
  • Our experienced spare parts staff will help you order and receive your swaging machine spare parts as quickly as possible, to maximize uptime and profitability. They can be contacted at 860-259-6567 or via email at sales@fenn-torin.com. We also offer replacement parts, tooling, dies, and rebuild services for your machines. FENN welcomes the opportunity to serve you!


High Quality Machines & Excellent Service

We use FENN as the supplier of Wire Flattening & Shaping Line for our wedge wire (Screen Wire) production because of their experience in producing similar equipment and their top notch reputation in the industry. FENN’s engineers and metallurgy experts worked closely with our team in all aspects of the project – from examining and understanding our material specifications to machine design, trial run at their works prior to shipment, and finally Start Up, Commissioning & Training of our operators at our factory in India. We are very pleased that FENN ensured that all of our requirements were met, and that the machine functioned with precision, quality and reliability. I would highly recommend FENN for any company looking for a high quality machine supported by excellent customer service and metal forming process expertise.

Prakash Shah
Bilfinger Water Technologies (India) PVT. LTD.

Trusted Fenn for Decades

Ulbrich has trusted Fenn wire flattening and shaping lines for several decades to produce the highest quality shaped and flatwire available. Fenn's experienced staff has provided the process knowledge required to select, design and build machines to suit specific applications. Fenn machinery has always proven very reliable, consistently satisfying our critical tolerances and specifications. At Ulbrich, we pride ourselves on offerings superior products for over 90 years, and trust Fenn machinery to get the job done.

Chris Ulbrich
Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Specialty Metals

Top-Notch Machines

In 2009 we decided to purchase our first ‘Z’ CNC Coiler. The efficiencies gained by reduced setup time, increased throughput, and significantly reduced scrap rate while holding extremely tight tolerances was immediately realized through a complete statistical analysis. The machine paid for itself within months. Success with our first Torin ‘Z’ CNC led Springfield Spring to purchase another ‘Z’ CNC coiler, followed by three more of the latest model, the Torin FZ Series. Our five newest Torin spring coilers replaced all of our mechanicals, freeing up substantial space for new business endeavors. Fenn not only produces a top-notch machine but their sales, service, applications, and technical professionals are second to none. Fenn acts and responds like a business partner, not your traditional machine ‘dealer’.

Ryan Nadeau
Springfield Spring Corporation