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ANCA Tool of the Year

Enter now for a chance to win $10,000 worth of ANCA innovations
for parts, accessories or software that fit your grinding needs!

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ANCA’s industry-first competition is back.  

This year there will be two discrete competition categories to celebrate both the functionality and creativity of cutting tool manufacturers. 

The Tool of the Year 2021, will be the winner in the category of #MadeonANCA. Competition entry tools will showcase the sub-micron surface finish, complexity and superior cutting performance expected from ANCA machines. These are functional and practical tools that start as ideas and are ground into reality, as the tools that shape our world. 

Our second competition category is for virtual tools as the “Most innovative tool design – 2021”. This is your chance to be creative and using ANCA tool design software, push ideas to their limits. 

Enter now for a chance to win $10,000 worth of ANCA innovations for parts, accessories or software that fit your grinding needs! This amazing prize comes with access as an ANCA VIP to exclusive opportunities with our ANCA experts.

The winner of the most innovative virtual tool will receive the full CIM software package.

Social media submissions run from 15 June 2021. 



ANCA Tool Of The Year


It is a humbling experience to be involved in a friendly competition with some of the world’s most innovative and technically advanced cutting tool manufacturers in the world. We will use the recognition to further motivate us to push the limits of cutting tool design to meet our ultimate goal of meeting our customers’ needs and the challenges they have in their applications every day.

Jeff Cederstrom
President of ARCH Cutting Tools

Achieving the Winner status, among the world class tool grinding companies makes us more marketable and gives us exposure on new global markets. It was an amazing opportunity to present our capabilities to the wider audience, worldwide and evidence of what JG Group Experts can provide for our customers.

Grzegorz Reszka
CEO of JG Group

We wanted to come up with something different and that is why we named our entry Katana, meaning the best work of the world – a value we brought to this competition.

Tarık Öztürk
Chief Technology Officer at Turcar

It’s been an honour to be selected by ANCA as a judge in the Tool of the Year competition on behalf of ZOLLER Inc. It was great to use our technology to measure which finalist’s tool was closest to the nominal tolerance stated on the drawing in terms of diameter and profile. In the commercial world the level of accuracy on a finished tool is what sets tool manufacturers apart from their competition.

Michael Kroodsma
Marketing Specialist at ZOLLER Inc