Australian CNC machinery designer and manufacturer ANCA announced the winners of its sixth annual ANCA Tool of the Year Awards at an awards ceremony and gala dinner held at EMO Hannover.
German cutting tool manufacturer Emuge-Franken took first prize for its multi-functional carbide tool infused with ceramic material. Poland-based JG Group won first place in the Virtual Tool Category for the second consecutive year for its simulation of a dachshund that used 24 profiles just to create the head of its character.
And for the first time, the ceremony awarded the Female Machinist of the Year. In its inaugural year, it was presented to Lena Risse from Risse Tool Technology GmbH. ANCA said the award was created to promote diversity in the cutting tool industry and provide positive role models for women and girls considering careers in the sector.
ANCA co-founder Pat Boland said, “This year has been marked by exceptional enthusiasm, boasting an impressive array of entries and showing a remarkable complexity in the design of both real and simulated tools.”