Keyway Slotting Tool Broach Length Frequently CNC Broach gets asked for a longer internal keyway length to broach than our standard slotting tool can reach. One-off special broach toolbars take much more time and money as opposed to modifying our off-the-shelf standard CNC Slotting Tool. Here are three solutions that have been tried and proven […]
Broach Tooling lathe and mill workpiece advice CNC Broach Tools recently had a client call us for advice about a internal keyway he was cutting on his mill. He had been using our keyway cutter for a couple of days straight and everything was working great but then without changing anything suddenly he started hearing […]
Holding your CNC Keyway Broach Tool The number one rule for holding our keyway broach tool is to never, ever modify our factory rear shank. It has a flat on center-line of the insert. If the set screws for your boring bar sleeve do not line up at 12 o’clock, then get a different holder. […]
Tips for broaching internal keyways on CNC mills and lathes CNC Broaching info: Use water soluble coolant if you can. For Stainless make sure to thicken your oil to 10%. Start cut with insert and tool face minimum 1.00” away from part being machined to allow space to accelerate to full cutting speed. . How […]
Broach tool on Lathe helps operator discover turret and headstock is out Here are two examples where our tooling actually helped an operator discover how their machine was out: “The nice thing is I actually found a machine issue because of this tool. Discovered the turret was off in rotation by 0.075″, never ran a […]
We’ve written about broaching tools in CNC’s before. It’s a common operation and one that can certainly be automated via CNC. I’m thinking of adding feeds and speeds for this kind of tooling to G-Wizard Calculator and perhaps a Conversational Wizard to generate the g-code to G-Wizard Editor.