Each tooth on a broach tool has a specific purpose and the final product is not in place until every tooth has passed over and cut away its desired part of excess material. Production broaching is done in large quantities in order to achieve a precise shape across a large order of product. This style of manufacturing may be costly but it results in high quality products, which makes it a favorite when working with high quantity production runs.
These broaching tools are considered to be multiple point cutting tools due to the fact that all of them contain a minimum of two cutting edges. The reason that they are the preferred style of manufacturing when it comes to large production runs is that their high cost comes from designing the broach tool itself.
Each tool can be custom made to fit your specific needs and requirements, which means that your final product will be exactly as you, or your manufacturer, has designed. In addition to these custom broaching tools, there are a number of standard broaching tools to select from if you are looking to keep your costs down yet still receive the high quality result that comes with production broaching.
There are a series of other tools that are required in order to complete the process such as a broach horn which provides support to the broach, which means that a custom broach may need a custom broach horn depending on the application and the amount of support needed.
Whatever your application may be, if you are looking into production broaching, we encourage you to consult a manufacturer that is both experienced and knowledgeable in production broaching to determine if the quality benefits outweigh the initial cost that comes with production broaching.