- How to Push Broach Blind Keyways on your CNC Lathe or CNC Mill
- Broaching can now be automated with the rest of metalworking operations in robotic cells on machine tools.
Laguna Beach, CA /PRNewswire/ -- CNC Broach Tool LLC offers a patented push broach tool to use on your CNC lathe and CNC mill to broach internal keyways. Programming the broaching operation with the many different types of machine tool manufacturers offer has proved a challenge until CNC Broach Tool's built a free CNC Broach programming template platform.
VISIT the CNC BROACH PROGRAMMING PAGE: https://www.cncbroachtools.com/cnc-broach-programming/
Manufacturing is an old industry and broaching keyways and splines is a specific operation done on a very broad scale in the production of many items such as pumps, motors, gears, and pulleys to choose a few.
Manufacturing a motor shaft for example used to be accomplished by moving the shaft around the machine shop to different types of machines that each performed separate operations such as reaming, drilling, boring, grooving, threading and broaching.
Imagine moving 10,000 motor shafts around a manufacturing plant and the time it takes to clamp and align each part to very tight specifications that can be less than a human hair. The advent of CNC Machining allows a part (motor/gear/ect) to have many different operations completed in one location on one machine greatly reducing the shop time taken up by part transfers and set up time. One of the last operations to still be done in the "old style" of manufacturing is broaching. Most companies are still broaching "off-line".
CNC Broach Tools' patented design allows the broaching operation to be done in the "new style" of manufacturing so that a part comes off of the CNC Machine complete and does not need a 2nd operation thus greatly reducing shop time and cost.
Blind keyways have always been a challenge in the machining world and machinists find CNC Broach Tool's as they look for a solution to broach a blind keyway. The trick is having the appropriate groove or cross hole relief designed into the part. Visit the Blind Keyway Broaching page here for visuals of relief: https://www.cncbroachtools.com/blind-keyway-broaching/
CNC Keyway Broaching is "The Future of Broaching" as detailed in this 2007 article Modern Machine Shop article written about our patented broaching product when it was sold through Razorform Tools LLC: https://www.mmsonline.com/articles/the-future-of-broaching