ANCA Tool of the Year

Celebrating the craft of tool making at EMO 2019

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ANCA's industry first competition is back this year with the 2019 winner to be announced live at EMO! 

To find the Tool of the Year, ANCA is running a competition for customers to submit their favourite tool with the winners being judged and announced live at EMO 2019.

The prize is a trip for two to our headquarters in Melbourne, Australia to see firsthand how the technology is created at ANCA and meet the team who are dedicated to finding even better solutions for our customers. The winner also receives a copy of the latest ToolRoom RN34 software release.

Social media submissions run from 17/06/2019 - 25/08/2019



ANCA Tool Of The Year


It is with heartfelt pride that we accept ANCA’s prestigious “Tool Of The Year” award! While indeed this recognition speaks to the craftsmanship of our toolmakers – it also makes a tremendous statement to the craftsmanship of the machine maker and the support provided! CONTOUR360° utilizes many different types of ANCA machines, including the recent addition of 3 new state of the art “FX7 Linear’s w/ Exchanger, Laser Measurement & Fanuc Robomates.” But our business requires more than just state of the art equipment! It demands machines that are reliable day in and day out! It demands support, when needed, in the “lights out” environment in which we work today.

Charles R. Day
Vice President & General Manager at Contour 360

A great cutter grinder has the eye of an artist and the heart of a craftsman. Last year’s ANCA Tool of The Year contest showcased not only the vast capabilities of the ANCA CNC grinders but also the ingenuity , skill , and craftsmanship of the people that stand in front of them. I can’t wait to see the impressive entries on its second year.

Alfred Lyon
Cutting Tool Supervisor at AB Tools

For more and more tool manufacturers, surface finish and roughness measurement on tools are getting increasingly important. We clearly see a trend towards the manufacturing of highly polished surfaces as they significantly increase machining results. By including surface finish values as a criterion in their tool competition, ANCA shows that they meet the needs of their customers who in the end can produce state-of-art tools with outstanding life-time and machining quality.

Stefan Scherer
Alicona President

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