Cutting Tools Turcar wins Anca's fourth Tool of the Year competition
Italy — Turkish tool manufacturer Turcar dominated the field of Anca's Tool of the Year competition with its multi-functional tool with axial and radial cutting features to machine five independent operations in one cycle.
With 37 entries, over 202,480 social impressions and almost 8,500 votes, Ancas’s Tool of the Year was back at EMO Milano 2021 to celebrate the achievements of the global cutting tool industry. This year’s competition was particularly hot with impressive entrants pushing what was possible by applying exceptional skills to create complex tools that provide meaningful grinding benefits.
Turcar, a winner of the virtual tool category in 2020, takes home the #MadeonAnca and Most Innovative Tool categories this year, demonstrating their strength in both expert practical design and manufacturing of a cutting tool, and the imagination and skills to push the Anca software to design a fighter jet.
Rauf Ötzürk, Managing Director of Turcar, said: “This competition has really been a defining experience for many people at Turcar. After last year’s success and learning experience, we really wanted to take a step further this time. We collected ideas from all over the company and received many ideas for both categories. We went through the stages that define our company’s philosophy: from creative ideas to design, process realization and — in case of #MadeonAnca — also production. We profit not only from the strong message in this contest, but also the joint learning experience. We will definitely be back to defend this victory.”
A very close second in the #MadeonAnca category was Fanar and third place went to Arch Cutting Tools from a field of exceptional winners who demonstrated very good use of software and machines to produce functional tools with good surface finish, runout and grinding accuracy.
Led by their creativity and imagination in the Most Innovative Tool category, Turcar were first again with a fighter jet; Japanese tool maker Kojima won second prize with a colourful Tokyo Sky Tree and Turkish company Rtech placed third for their simulated image of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. All three managed impressive scalability of their tool without any drawings, instead letting their imagination create the works of art.