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ANCA Tool of the Year

Enter now for a chance to win a trip to Australia or $10,000 worth of ANCA innovations for parts, accessories or software!

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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 2022 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 – 2022”. 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 - or a trip to ANCA's headquarters in Melbourne, Australia! 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 open from 17th May to 8th August. 



ANCA Tool Of The Year


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.

Rauf Ötzürk
Managing Director at Turcar

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

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

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