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Slater Tools Fastens Hexalobular Form to its Rotary Broach Product Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2007

Slater Tools Fastens Hexalobular Form to its Rotary Broach Product Line

Clinton Township, MI, November 10, 2007 — Growth in a variety of custom and specialty forms used in fasteners for the medical and aerospace industries is being supported by Slater Tools Inc. ( through expansion of their hexalobular shaped rotary broaches. The contour of the hexalobular broach’s lobed recesses makes it a desirable form for fasteners. Like Slater’s popular line of standard hexagon and square rotary broach cutting tools, the six-lobe hexalobular insert is now available from stock for all Rotary Broaching Tool Holders. Rotary Broaching cutters can be used on a lathe, horizontal or vertical mill, or screw machine to create hexagon, square and other polygon forms in precision metal products. Common products include multiple aircraft and medical applications, such as bone screws. Broach tools (also known as wobble broach tools) for the hexalobular form can now be ordered from stock, improving production and prototype delivery times.

“Sometimes it’s hard to plan far enough ahead to get a specialty tool like a hexalobular broach when you need it”, says Marco LaChapelle at M & M Machining, Sterling Heights, MI. “It will be nice to have them readily available from Slater Tools.” Fast delivery is available on all polygon forms, with standard hex, square, and now, hexalobular broaches available from stock. Custom lengths are available, including 28mm. Rotary broaches can be produced from hardened high speed M2 steel, PM4 or T15 cobalt. Tool life on tough applications may be improved using coatings such as TiN, TiCN, and TiALN, available for all rotary broaches. Slater Tools has updated their online catalog, and provides courteous sales staff trained to answer questions about Rotary Broaching and tooling requirements.

For more technical information and part sizes, click on the Slater Tools Rotary Broaching Catalog.