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In order to internally broach a metal part, a pre-existing hole must be made. The broach then changes the shape and size of the starter indent into a hole with a keyway, spline, hexagonal, square or custom designed profile. A broaching tool that has successively larger and larger teeth pierces through the pre-existing hole by pulling or pushing through the metal part. Read More…

Internal Broaching Internal broaching is a broaching method that pushes a tool completely through the workpiece, as opposed to surface broaching, which produces a hole that cuts the surface of the metal.
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Chicago, IL  |  800-966-6052

Broaching is a wide and varied industry that is as important as it is varied. We have nearly 60 years of industry experience offering the best broaching services in the industry. We take the time to ensure we provide just what our customers need from rotary broaching to spline cutting. No matter what you need, we can help you solve your most complicated issues. Contact us today for more info!

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VW Broaching Service, Inc. $$$

Kenosha, WI  |  262-764-3503

Toolamation, Inc. specializes in complete high-volume production broaching services. We have the capacity to produce many millions of parts annually. On-site tumbling, deburring, & sharp edge removal services. Fast turn-around. We also offer a range of screw machine tooling products.

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Toolamation, Inc. $$$

Freehold, NJ  |  732-972-5400

AmTech International is a leading manufacturer in the broaching industry. Our broaching machine production has a capability range from 2T-50T and up to 72? of stroke. We serve a variety of industries, including automotive, power transmission applications, and electronics. Metals that we use for broaching include stainless steel, brass, copper, and carbon steel.

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Pewaukee, WI  |  262-542-2461

For over 100 years, Precision Gears, Inc. has been a leader in the broaching industry. We can work with widths from .063” up to 1”. Precision Gears has a wide variety of materials, including ductile iron, carbon steel, aluminum, and alloy steel. Industries we serve include medical, packaging, construction, and machinery.

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Precision Gears, Inc. $$$

Los Angeles, CA  |  800-621-1945

Pioneer Broach Company is premier vendor of quality rotary broaching cutting tools. We specialize in custom spline, serration and hexalobular shaped rotary or wobble broaches, and also offer a complete line of standard hex and square rotary broach tools. Our new rotary broaching toolholder is designed for all modern CNC machines, mills and lathes.

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Internal broaching machines are automated, often CNC operated and able to quickly and efficiently produce holes in metal parts and products. Sometimes called shell broaches, internally cut broaching is done mostly for holes with large diameters that are to be mounted on an arbor.

Broaching is most effective on softer metals, including aluminum, brass, bronze and graphite. Many different tools and machinery parts are formed by the broaching process, including key holes, gears, pulleys, screw heads and other hardware. Because the broaching machines can get pricey but the tools and parts they produce are necessary in so many industries, broaching job shops are facilities that provide a variety of broaching services.

Particularly when going to a broaching shop, it is cost effective, highly repeatable and able to produce large volumes of metal parts with little to no variance or error. Broaching tools may become dull over time if used often, and are therefore periodically reground to retain their original sharpness.

Drilling the pre-existing starter hole is referred to as blank prepping. During this process, a simple, shallow hole is drilled and must be .005 to .015 inches larger than the smallest diameter of the broach. There are two main types of internal broaching; push broaching and pull down broaching, each with their own methods of forming a wide hole in metal.

Push broaching is done with vertical machines, and the broach tool is pushed linearly either up or down through the metal work-piece. Short broaches are used to avoid buckling, which limits the amount of metal that is able to be removed.

This type of internal broaching is suitable for light work and low runs, and the machinery is less expensive than pull down broaching. Pull down broaching, on the other hand, is only able to push the tool down on a vertical machine.

It keeps the tool in tension and prevents buckling, and is used with long, thin broaches to make deep holes.

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