Profession swaging machine operator

Swaging machine operators set up and tend rotary swaging machines, designed to alter round ferrous and non-ferrous metal workpieces into their desired shape by first hammering them into a smaller diameter through the compressive force of two or more dies and then tagging them using a rotary swager, a process through which no excess material is lost.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Forging processes

    The various processes in the metalforming practices of forging, such as swaging, open-die forging, automatic hot forging, cogging, impression-die forging, roll forging, upsetting, press forging, and others.

  • Swaging machine types

    Types of machines used for swaging processes in forging, such as the tagging machine, the butt swaging machine, the creeping spindle swaging machine and others.

  • Swaging processes

    Processes related to the forging practices of swaging, such as tube swaging, rotary swaging, roller swaging, butt swaging and others.


  • Hold metal work piece in machine

    Manually position and hold a, potentially heated, metal work piece for the machine to perform the necessary metalworking processes on it. Take the forming character of the machine into account in order to optimally place and maintain the processed work piece.

  • Tend swaging machine

    Tend a swaging machine, designed for forming usually cold metal by use of a high energy force and swage blocks, monitor and operate it, according to regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform machine maintenance manufacturing of metal household articles consult technical resources keep records of work progress characteristics of precious metals replace die provide advice to technicians manufacturing of door furniture from metal dies hot forging record production data for quality control mark processed workpiece ferrous metal processing inspect quality of products cold forging manufacturing of small metal parts wear appropriate protective gear manufacturing of metal structures non-ferrous metal processing manufacturing of tools ensure correct metal temperature manufacturing of weapons and ammunition metal forming technologies operate precision measuring equipment manufacturing of doors from metal apply precision metalworking techniques manufacturing of metal assembly products manufacturing of light metal packaging manufacturing of cutlery precious metal processing set up the controller of a machine