High-speed broaching refers to the type of machine that is used to broach a piece part. A high-speed broaching machine is simply a vertical surface broaching machine, in which the ram typically has less mass, less stroke, and has a smaller length of cut. In reducing the mass of the machine, ram, and associated fixtures, the ram is able to travel at much greater speeds.
High-speed broaching machines are usually used to cut smaller parts, and can compete quite favorably with the milling process, while still holding extremely close tolerances. These machines adapt well to high volume production, and can be easily outfitted with automatic loading systems.