Pot broaching is a machining process in which pot broaches cut extremely accurate external shapes or forms like splines and involute spur gears. Pot broaches are cutting tools housed in the broach holder or pot. In the pot broaching machining process, the work pieces or parts either push up through the tool-assembly or the tool-assembly pulls down over the parts to cut the entire external surface in one pass. This process offers certain advantages such as it is accurate, economical and efficiently produces high volume production parts.
Some broaching machine shops and companies offer pot broaching services and other services that include surface, straddle and spiral. Other companies may provide pot broaching tooling and machines. The right machines and broach tools are important to broach precision forms to close tolerances. Pot broaches are available in various cutting tooth configurations that include ring, stick or a combination of both.
When searching for pot broaching services for your business, some points to review are:
1. Find experienced pot broaching services to meet specific machining needs.
2. Search for quality pot broaching tooling services for your business.
3. Select pot broaching machines to maintain the productivity and efficiency of your operation.
Choose pot broaching machining servicesWhen you need pot broaching operations like the cutting of special tooth forms or external splines on gears, finding machine shops that have the experience to accomplish this type of precision process is important. However, you should also look for shops or companies that not only offers these services, but also are one-stop sources for all your broaching needs. This can eliminate searching for various companies when you require different types of broaching operations for your business.
Get the right pot broaching tooling for an applicationIf you have a business that offers pot broaching services, you may need pot broach tools for this operation. Pot broach tools can have different internal cutting tooth configurations. A pot broaching tool assembly may consist of a series of ring broaches, single form broach insert called a stick or a combination of stick and ring. Some manufacturers provide the designing and manufacturing of these tools to meet specific customer needs.
Buy pot broaching machines for high productivityMachines can breakdown and then need repairs or replacing. Any downtime in operations can mean losing customers. When you can't repair your machines, buying new equipment may be the best option. Some suppliers offer pot broach machines that are either hydraulic or electro-mechanical. Choose the broach machine that best suits your operation.
- Utilize pot broaching to either replace or enhance other types of machining operations such as shaping and hobbing.