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The company offers an indexable-insert-style broaching tool for use in CNC lathes with a locking spindle. While there are other ways to broach, the system provides an efficient, cost effective way to broach keyways ranging from 1/8” to 1/2” on a CNC lathe or VMC.
The broaching system for CNC lathes with a locking spindle saves setup time by never having to remove the tool from the turret when changing out the insert, and increases efficiency with the TiN coated, double-sided, micro-grain carbide inserts.
The TiN coated carbide insert lasts significantly longer than brazed carbide inserts or slivers of carbide. The tool design also allows for the insert to be removed and rotated or replaced while the tool remains locked in the turret, saving 10 to 15 minutes of setup time re-zeroing the machine.
The interaction of the tool and the design of the insert and insert pocket, provide stability during the cut, reducing chatter and extending insert life dramatically. The removable carbide inserts mean one tool will last virtually forever, replacing only the inserts as more parts are cut.
Nine sizes of broaching tools and inserts are available from 0.127 (for a 1/8” keyway) to a 0.502 (for a ½” keyway”).
Hitting the Coolant Sweet Spot
Toolholders with integrated cutting fluid delivery channels offer threaded, fixed-position nozzles that direct parallel streams of coolant to pre-defined positions at the top of the cutting tool.