News & Knowledge

Welcome to our central News & Knowledge page! Here you will find articles, case studies and important news about what is happening here at Ever Sharp Tools. Be sure to check back frequently, as we are always adding something new!

What is Broaching?

Broaching is a machining process that uses a toothed tool, called a broach, to remove material from a workpiece. There are two main types of broaching: linear and rotary. In linear broaching, which is the more common process, the broach is run directly against a surface of the workpiece to achieve the cut. Linear broaches are used in a broaching machine. Most broaching machines are hydraulic and can be a horizontal or vertical motion. Vertical machines are more popular, comprising approximately 90% of all broach machine purchases. In rotary broaching, the broach is rotated and pressed into the workpiece to cut an axisymmetric shape. A rotary broach is used in a lathe or screw machine.

Broaching is used when precision machining is required. Different types of broach tools can produce results including circular or non-circular holes, splines, keyways and more. Broaching is a specialized manufacturing process praised for its speed and uniformity; it is a highly effective process when used for high volume production runs. Purchasing broach tools from Ever Sharp Tools ensures tools of highest quality and best material. When combined with our experience in maintaining and sharpening our tools, the end result is longer tool life and lower cost per part. Contact EST today for a quote on your broach tooling needs!

What are the different types of Broach Tools?

A broach tool (usually called, simply, a broach) is similarly shaped to a long drill bit or saw, except the height of the teeth increases over the length of the tool. The desired outcome of the broaching process determines the type of broach that will be used to accomplish the task. The most common types of broaches are included in the following drawing:

Square – Round – Single Keyway – Double Keyway – Spline – Hexagon

Rectangular – Double Cut – Internal Gear – Round – Helical Groove

By Franklin Day Jones, Douglas Thomas Hamilton, Chester L. Lucas – Broaching, page 10, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10587661

Ever Sharp Tools (EST) is pleased to celebrate our first year of operations in our new North American Service Center building!

The EST North American Service Center is located at 10138 Radiance Drive in Ira Township, Michigan. This newly purchased facility is conveniently located on the border of Macomb and St. Clair counties, in the Detroit Metropolitan area. With more than 24,000 sq. ft. of modern industrial space, the EST U.S. Service Center is more than double our previous size. As a result, EST has room to continue adding equipment and services to better serve our customers.

Ever Sharp Tools is proud to be a member of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). The AMT is a world-renowned trade association based in McLean, Virginia. The association represents and promotes the interests of American companies in the manufacturing, machinery, and equipment industries. Founded in 1902 as the National Machine Tool Builders’ Association (NMTBA), the AMT is one of the oldest and most respected manufacturing associations still active today.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

As we navigate the ongoing COVID-19 health concern, the health and well-being of our employees and visitors is our priority. EST has established guidelines and requirements including social distancing, face coverings and health assessment procedures, as recommended by the CDC and state occupational authorities.

We ask that visitors coordinate their visit with a member of the EST Team prior to arrival to review safety procedures in place. Please feel free to contact admin@est-us.com for questions about our COVID-19 guidelines or for assistance with planning your visit!

EVER SHARP TOOLS RECOGNIZED FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

Ever Sharp Tools, Inc. is honored to receive a 2020 Certificate of Recognition from the St. Clair County, Michigan Economic Development Alliance for investment in the local business community. EST is committed to growing our business by partnering with local resources for recruiting, training and developing our growing workforce.

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