Forte Broaches

March 15,2016

Somma Tool Co. announces a new line of broaches called Forte. Forte broaches are made of tough broaching material. It is the company's new standard stock material, replacing M2.

Forte has a high wear resistance, resulting in long tool life plus no chipping. The Forte broaches can take a large DOC and can be used in non-Somma broach holders as well. ANSI hex and square broaches are stocked for same day shipping. Special “to print” sizes are available in 1 to 2 days.

Related Glossary Terms

  • broach


    Tapered tool, with a series of teeth of increasing length, that is pushed or pulled into a workpiece, successively removing small amounts of metal to enlarge a hole, slot or other opening to final size.

  • broaching


    Operation in which a cutter progressively enlarges a slot or hole or shapes a workpiece exterior. Low teeth start the cut, intermediate teeth remove the majority of the material and high teeth finish the task. Broaching can be a one-step operation, as opposed to milling and slotting, which require repeated passes. Typically, however, broaching also involves multiple passes.

  • wear resistance

    wear resistance

    Ability of the tool to withstand stresses that cause it to wear during cutting; an attribute linked to alloy composition, base material, thermal conditions, type of tooling and operation and other variables.