Home/Technical Glossary/Hot Crimping Hot Crimping Hot crimping – also known as wire fusing – is similar to wire compacting in that it is a process in which stranded wire is compacted and welded into a desired shape in order to better facilitate attachment to other components. The difference is that hot crimping generally employs the use of a ferrule or sleeve to gather the wire ends together before processing. Hot crimping (resistance wire fusing, welding or brazing) is achieved using a welding power supply and a weld head to deliver current and apply vertical force to simultaneously remove insulation and fuse the wires and sleeve into one, neat package. Typical equipment used for hot crimping includes AMADA WELD TECH’s IS-800CA Mid-Frequency Inverter Welding Power Supply, paired with the MH-1501 Weld Head Applications include attaching magnet wire to cable shoes or terminals. Read more here.