Federal Broach has completed installation of a new state-of-the-art coating facility. Federal Broach supplies full gear cutting tool services in addition to the existing broach tool and broach machine lineup. In addition to sharpening and recoating all brands of hobs, shaper cutters and broaches, and sharpening shaving cutters, Federal Broach sells and supports Mitsubishi gear cutting tools.
According to Joe Witer, president, “The addition of the coating facility extends our capabilities in the gear tool market. We’ve always been known for high quality broach tools and machines, with helical internal gear broaching as a specialty. We now sell and service all gear cutting tools: hobs, shaper cutters, shaving cutters and broaches in our Michigan facility.”
A wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc., Federal Broach applies highly developed coatings for gear tools in the new facility. In addition to titanium nitride (TiN) coating, Federal Broach uses Nano-Dynamic coating for maximum broach tool life. Mitsubishi’s SuperDry III coating for hobs, and a special coating for shaper cutters is also applied and has been proven in both wet and dry cutting applications worldwide.