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ANCA Tool of the Year Winners

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EMUGE-FRANKEN takes home top honours in ANCA’s prestigious Tool of the Year 2023 at EMO Hannover


The ANCA Tool of the Year Awards marked its sixth year with a record attendance of hundreds of industry professionals at the awards ceremony and gala dinner held at EMO Hannover.

EMUGE-FRANKEN, a renowned German cutting tool manufacturer, took out first prize for their multi-functional carbide tool infused with ceramic material, promising extended tool life and unparalleled performance.

JG Group from Poland secured first place in the Virtual Tool Category for the second consecutive year with an impressive simulation of a Dachshund – or more commonly known as the sausage dog, that used 24 profiles just to create the head of its character.

This year's awards held a special significance as ANCA announced Lena Risse from Risse Tool Technology GmbH as the winner of the inaugural Female Machinist of the Year award. This initiative aims to promote diversity in the cutting tool industry and provide positive role models for women and girls considering careers in this sector.


EMUGE-FRANKEN, 2023 winner


To date, over 50 international participants have submitted their outstanding work in the ANCA Tool Of The Year competition.

Take a look at some of the winners and finalists from the previous years.

Turcar, 2021 winner

ARCH Cutting Tools, 2020 winner

JG Group, joint winner of Virtual Tool category
Turcar, joint winner of Virtual Tool category

Brian Beland from Kv Tooling Systems - the winners of #ANCATooloftheYear19 has shared with US mainstream TV, 7ABC and FOX News all about their prize-winning carbide tool ground on an ANCA machine and taking home an ‘international accolade’  at EMO 2019.