The Ohio Broach team broaches with high precision and versatilityNovember 6, 2019 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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The Ohio Broach & Machine Company keeps businesses across North America competitive with its expertise and skill in the broaching process. Broaching – a machining method that removes material with a toothed tool – is a valued service that is much in demand in manufacturing. Among the benefits that Ohio Broach offers with this service are precision, versatility, and efficiency. This is why so many businesses have been counting on this company for more than 60 years.
Processing a variety of materials
A major reason for the popularity of the broaching process is that it offers high precision consistently over repeated cycles. Broaching tools must be kept sharp and in top operating condition in order to maintain this high level of precision. Ohio Broach provides broach sharpening, repair, and reconditioning services on customers’ tools to maintain their quality.
Broach tools are shaped like saws, except that the teeth grow in height along the tool’s length. Each tool has three sections for different stages of the broaching process – rough machining, semi-finishing, and finishing. Varying the tooth design to meet the requirements of the workpiece is a large part of the high precision in broaching. Broaching can produce irregular shapes, keyways, non-circular holes, flat surfaces, teeth, and serrations. Operators can perform this on castings, forgings, stampings, screw machine parts, and other work pieces. This is how Ohio Broach has succeeded with many projects, like medical implants, shaft slots, and hand tools.
The variety of materials that broaching can process is another part of its versatility. It is best suited for materials less than Rc 30, such as brass, aluminum, or low carbon steel, but also works for harder materials like stainless steel or titanium. Ohio Broach uses machines that can handle a wide variety of materials, from bronze and copper to graphite, hard rubber, wood composites, and some plastics.
Broaching is an essential process in the manufacturing world, due to its precision, versatility, and efficiency. With these advantages, Ohio Broach continues to serve many customers across the industrial landscape, from aerospace and the automotive sector to oil and gas.
To learn more, contact Ohio Broach.