Heat-shrink crimping device and method
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Citation (published version)Greg Blonder. "Heat-shrink crimping device and method." U.S. Patent 5,574,258-A.
In order to establish a low-electrical resistance between two wires, a heat-shrinkable hollow tube is prepared. Three or more small-diameter conductors are attached to the inner surface of the hollow tube, such as by use of an epoxy adhesive. These conductors run parallel to the axis of the tube along its entire length. Each of the two wires is inserted into an opposite end of the tube. The tube is then heated to a sufficient temperature, such that when it cools it collapses and grasps both of the wires firmly, whereby the resulting electrical conductance between them (aided by the conductors) is enhanced.