Mechanical joining method in which metal sleeves are crimped (pressed or squeezed) together to join electrical conductors and connectors.
To connect e.g. coaxial connectors with a coaxial cable, a crimping tool is used to push a metal sleeve over the cable shield and press it together.
Crimping can be used for single- and multi-strand conductors.
Crimping tools are designed for specific types of connector, e.g. for RJ45 connectors on network cables.