Production of cutting tools Precision above market standards: Anca introduces MX7 Ultra
Introducing one nanometre axis resolution, Anca’s new MX7 Ultra mach can maintain a performance of less than +/- 0.002 mm line form accuracy of any profile which includes ballnose and corner radius endmills.
The new MX7 Ultra from Anca can manufacture large volumes of endmills and other cutting tools of the highest accuracy and quality. The minute size of a micron is beyond the human eye, but in becoming even more precise and moving from micrometres to nanometres, Anca offers the highest accuracy in a cutting tool in the market. New software, hardware and design features are combined to make advances in surface finish, accuracy, and controlled runout, to deliver batch consistency from the first ground tool to the thousandth.
Pat Boland, Anca co-founder says: “The MX7 Ultra is a significant development in precision machine design and I am confident it will bring major benefits to our customers.”
As Anca is vertically integrated, the company’s teams can develop and manufactures their own machines from base to canopy — including controls and drive systems, design and simulation software and even machine monitoring software. Owning all the technology means engineers and designers can consider the entire machine as a single system when developing new solutions. The company wanted to create technology that could produce premium cutting tools that are above the current market standard in both accuracy and tool life. They were able to introduce nanometre resolution into the axis, which is new to the cutting tool market.
Cutting tools like ballnose, corner radius, barrel shape ballnose and double corner radius endmills are used widely across industries including diemold, aerospace, and power generation. The surface finish quality, accuracy and runout are critical for the performance and cutting life in all applications. The MX7 Ultra can produce high quality cutting tools to suit all customer needs to satisfy different industry types.