Anca's Tool of the Year 2019 winners will be announced live at EMO this year.
The winners of the second Anca Tool of the Year will be announced at company Booth J35 in Hall 6. The winners of Anca's first competition last year were disclosed at IMTS in Chicago, gaining the attention of over 122, 000, which generated some 3,000 comments and reactions on social media.
Co-Founder and MD Pat Boland at Anca comments: “I have great respect for our customers’ knowledge in designing and grinding quality cutting tools. Their skills drive our industry forward and most of Anca's new technology is born from a customer’s need to achieve something new.”
The cutting tool industry has cultivated and refined their craft over the years to design beautiful tools, applying science to achieve a sub-micron surface finish and superior cutting performance. With 2,200 exhibitors and 130,000 visitors, EMO remains a key event in the cutting tool makers calendar and is the perfect opportunity to showcase the legends who are creating superior cutting tools, the company notes.
Anca is launching its Tool Room RN34 software package at EMO as well. According to the company, Tool Room plays a crucial role in enabling tool grinders to design and execute high quality cutting tools. Specialising in complex cutting tool geometries for the aerospace, the die mould and power generation industry, the latest package can design and manufacture complex tool geometries as well as balance them for optimal cutting conditions. New is the end mill cycles for ball nose and corner radius, tool balancing and next generation fluting cycles.
To find the Tool of the Year Anca will hold a competition for customers to submit their favourite tool. The prize is a trip for two to the Anca headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, to see firsthand how the technology is created and meet the team dedicated to finding even better solutions for customers. The winner will also receive a copy of the latest Tool Room RN34 software release.
To enter the competition, click Anca's competition.
Among the judging panel are Boland, Ralph Van Hoorn, Van Hoorn Carbide's MD, Product Manager Thomson Mathew, at Anca, Alicona for measurement of surface finish and Zoller for profile and diameter measurement.
Five top tools will be selected based on:
• Best surface finish in Ra (roughness average) value on the flute or gash surface
• Tool closest to the nominal tolerance as stated on the drawing in terms of diameter and profile (i.e. if the tolerance on diameter is +/- 0.010mm and the tool is measured to 0.005 then this will rank favourably)
• Tool that has been ground to the tightest tolerance as per the drawing (i.e. the tool with the lowest tolerance will rank favourably)
• Level of complexity in terms of the number of steps, profiles.