Slater Tools: Number one for Rotary Branding

Recommended Speeds and Feeds

Common Workpiece Materials & Form Sizes

  • This chart is provided as a reference to give starting point recommendations.
  • Contact Slater Tools for the best solutions on your specific application.
  • Larger external applications may require higher speeds or feeds.
  • Slater Tools can also assist you with applications in plastics.
  • In all materials, the smaller the broach diameter the lighter the feed should be.
  • Lower feed rates give better workpiece finish. However, feed rates under 0.004 ipr can cause chips to lose flowing motion, creating excessive end loading pressure.
  • Use rapid traverse when retracting off or out of a part.
  • Mimimum and Maximum Conditions:
    • Speeds 400-3500 RPM (revolutions per minute)
    • Feeds 0.003-0.009 ipr (inches per revolution)