Manufacturing of High Speed Steel Broaches for the Medical Industry
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At Illinois Broaching Co., Inc. we specialize in high speed broaching, our advanced capabilities allow us to produce extremely tight tolerance broached products. The project highlighted here exemplifies this capability. A customer in the medical industry contracted us to fabricate two sets of custom broach tooling for use in the manufacture of hydraulic systems for hospital beds. This project required tolerances of +/- 0.0003". Working with high speed steel, which would enable the customer to achieve fast cutting rates, our technicians rough milled the pieces, surface ground them to the exact dimensional requirements, then sharpened the teeth with exacting skill and precision. All work pieces were heat treated, and a TiN (titanium nitride) coating applied to promote edge retention and corrosion resistance. The insert broaches, which measured 13-29" x 0.3750" x 1.40", and the 2.5" x 0.750" slab broaches were dimensionally inspected and functionally tested to ensure the customer specifications were met.
Our many years of experience and the superior skills of our craftsmen brought this project to a perfect conclusion. To learn more about this project, our custom broach manufacturing process, contact us today.
Highlights of this Custom Broach Fabrication Project
- Product Description
- Hydraulics in a hospital bed
- Precision CNC Machining Capabilities Applied/Processes
CNC Rough Milling
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- CAD Systems
- Overall Part Dimensions
- Insert Broach
- Length: 13" – 29"
- Width: 0.3750"
- Height: 1.40"
- Length: 2.5"
- Width: 0.7500" ± 0.001
- Tightest Tolerances
- Material Used
- High Speed Steel (HSS)
- Material Finish
- TiN Coating to Customer Specifications
- In process testing/inspection performed
- Dimensional Inspection, Functionality Tests
- Industry for Use
- 2 Sets
- Delivery Location
- Standards Met
- Customer Specifications, CAD Drawing
- Product Name
- Slotting Broach, Slab Broach
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