Rotary Broach Material Options
Rotary Broach Coating Options
Polygon Solutions offers a full line of internal rotary broach tools. We design, manufacture and distribute quality rotary broaches in house at our factory in Fort Myers, Florida so you can be confident that you are ordering factory direct. We have over 62 years of experience in the manufacturing industry and our rotary broaches are guaranteed to be accurate as our parts are precision ground with a target tolerance of +0/-.0005.
Standard rotary broaches such as Hexagon, Square & Torx are always in stock and will be shipped same day. Our rotary broaches can be ordered from M-2, M-42, PM M-4 or PM T-15 High Speed Steel. Coating options are also available as well as custom cut lengths, tolerances, overall length, dish angle, corner radius and flat location.
Custom form rotary broach tools can also be manufactured according to your exact specifications. Such special forms include Double Square, Double Hex, Double D, Involute, Spline, Serration, Spur Gear, Six Lobed or Star and Keyway rotary broaches.
These rotary broach tools can be used on any horizontal or spindle machines such as cnc lathes, mills, etc, and can be used in such material as aluminum, brass, steel, titanium, plastic and many other materials.
Our technical support department will assist you through the entire rotary broaching process if needed. From set up to finished product we will guide you along the way and answer any questions and address and problems that you may encounter. Rotary broaches are widely used by the aerospace, medical, automotive, plumbing and fastener industries. Call us to see if rotary broaching is right for your project: 239-628-4800 or fax a print to us for a free quote: 239-628-4801.
Polygon Solutions’ innovative and award winning Rotary Broaching tools are used by a variety of precision machining companies. Because the rotary broach holder will work on virtually any lathe, mill, or turning machine, a large number of applications can be improved by eliminating secondary operations and creating broached forms. The Medical, Aerospace, Automotive, Plumbing and Fastener industries benefit significantly from the use of rotary broaching tools.
Rotary broaching has numerous uses in the Medical Industry including bone screw and implant applications with hexagon, Torx® style, six-lobe or hexalobular drive features. Due to the demanding nature of the medical field for reliability in surgical procedures, machining standards for surgical equipment tend to be very precise compared to other similar size and material metal parts.
Various grades of stainless steel, titanium and other exotic and experimental materials are used to make these bone screws and implant fasteners. Rotary Broaching makes an easy job of putting a shape in the head of a bone screw made with such materials. The rotary broach tool holder is designed for use in all modern turning machines. Read More on Rotary Broaching in the Medical Industry
Rotary broaching uses the full force of standard turning machines to create polygon shaped holes. These holes are manufactured in precision machined metal products. The aerospace industry has unique needs for customized, lightweight, precise and high-strength fastener products. This need makes the rotary broaching tool an excellent addition to any aerospace machining facility. Rotary broaches are available with standard hexagon, square and custom made shapes.
Typical screws, bolts and other fasteners are made in mass production processes. Stamping or cold heading the form into the end of the part makes financial sense. However, in the case of smaller production needs, or prototype products, cold heading resources are not available. Since the rotary broaching tool holder is practical for use on any CNC, lathe or milling machine, it is the ideal tool for such work. Read more on Rotary Broaching in the Aerospace Industry
The main advantage of a rotary broaching operation is that processes can be completed on the machine where the part is first turned or milled. This eliminates subsequent operations and results in savings of time and money. Automotive suppliers intent on reducing costs due to fierce competition may reverse engineer some part features to take advantage of this machining technique.
Besides typical hexagon, square and Torx-style blind holes, rotary broaching is also popular for creating serrations and splines (including involute splines). These gear shapes are broached into bolts, drivers, linkage, shafts and other parts where cold heading, stamping or other machining methods are not possible, practical or cost effective. Rotary broaching is a very fast and accurate method of creating small polygon, star and gear shaped forms. Read more on Rotary Broaching in the Automotive Industry
The plumbing industry’s use of brass parts for hydraulic, pneumatic, and liquid transfer makes rotary broaching a popular option for machining. Hexagon and square holes can easily be created in brass with standard rotary broaching tools.High volume machines, such as CNC and screw machines, can economically use these tools to create thousands of parts per broach. Read more on Rotary Broaching in the Plumbing Industry
Most fasteners are screws, nails, staples and other retaining devices used to hold mechanical pieces or materials together. Most are mass produced in very high volume processes requiring little customizing or precision. The need for precision fasteners does exist however, and these are the parts that can benefit from rotary broaching tools.
A wide variety of industries require precision made fasteners. The medical industry uses bone screws and other fixation devices that are often held to very high standards for good reason. No one wants to hear that a screw stripped while tightening it into the femur, especially the patient. Hardware manufacturers make specialty handles and hinges requiring screws of various lengths and visual appearance. Aerospace fasteners may be fabricated from exotic lightweight and high strength materials. Brass plumbing screws may be customized for strength, length, flow and visual appearance. Read more on Rotary Broaching in the Fastener Industry