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2021 ANCA Tool of the Year winners to be announced live at EMO Milano

September 2nd, 2021 9:35 am | by Admin

ANCA Tool of the Year 2021 offers thousands in prize money and global recognition, celebrating the magic of the cutting tool and the experts who create them

ANCA’s industry-first competition is back with the 2021 winners to be announced live at EMO, Milano: a major global trade fair that recognises the magic world of metalworking. Last year the industry welcomed the opportunity to show off their skills with almost 30 entries received from across the world being seen by over 80,000 fans generating over 200,000 engagement on social media. A video announcing the competition ic available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBL8CagvGu4.

Pat Boland, co-founder of ANCA comments: “Our industry thrives thanks to grinders’ expertise. Much of what people use and enjoy in everyday life is due to the hard work and ever increasing technical acumen of these cutting tool makers and as a result we are seeing the complexity of cutting tools increase, improving productivity, tool life and functionality.

“Now in its fourth year, ANCA Tool of the Year has gained significant coverage, raising the profile of cutting tools and those companies who make them. I encourage all cutting tool makers to enter our competition and be recognised on a global stage for your craftmanship and contributions to our industry.“

Ivan Cuscov, plant director at Cerin SpA and first time judge says: “Continuous developments in tool technology have shown us that standard products have become easier and easier to make and the challenge is to create something new, putting creativity into the grinding process. Grinding technology can still be surprising for expert people who work in field every day given turning new ideas into reality is enhanced by an open, flexible software such as ANCA’s iGrind.” Cerin SpA began operating in 1971 and is one of the most reputable Italian manufacturer of carbide precision tools.

ANCA will also showcase the much anticipated AutoMarkX for the first time at EMO. AutoMarkX is an automatic stand-alone laser marking station replacing manual and labour-intensive processes. For more information about what is at ANCA’s stand, visit the EMO page on the website.

Complexity through simplicity: ANCA makes it simple to design and grind complex tools
To find the Tool of the Year customers can submit their favourite tool with the winners being judged and announced live at EMO. There will be two competition categories to recognise both the functionality and creativity of cutting tool manufacturers:

The main prize goes to #MadeonANCA tools and entrants will be judged on the form and performance of their cutting tool.

The second category is for virtual tools as the “Most innovative tool design – 2021”. Entrants are encouraged to be creative and use ANCA tool design software to push ideas to their limits.

The winner of #MadeonANCA will receive $10,000 AUD worth of ANCA innovations for parts, accessories or software that fit your grinding needs and the winner of the most innovative virtual tool will receive the full CIM software package.

2020’s #MadeonANCA competition winner, ARCH Cutting Tools’ entry demonstrated excellent use of multiple iGrind operations with several complex profiles. Jeff Cederstrom, president of ARCH Cutting Tools says: “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. 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.”

Pat Boland continues: “In the Virtual Tool category, joint winner JG Group from Poland took a creative approach using an Australian theme of the Sydney Opera House reproduced in a profile tool, looking as impressive as a tool as it does in real life. Turcar’s tool amazed me in how they achieved their tool design. I had no idea our software could produce something as beautiful and as well executed as their entry.”

The competition will be based on the passion and the craft of tool making and celebrate our highly skilled tool grinding community.

The judging panel will comprise: Pat Boland, co-founder and managing director of ANCA; Ivan Cuscov, plant director at Cerin SpA, Italy; Thomson Mathew, product manager at ANCA – Zoller measure profile and diameter

At EMO, the top five finalist tools will be judged on the following criteria:

Best surface finish in Ra (roughness average) value on the flute or gash surface

The tool the that is closest to the nominal tolerance as stated on the drawing in terms of diameter and profile (i.e. if the tolerance on diameter is +/- 0.010 mm and the tool is measured to 0.005, this will rank favourably)

The tool that has been ground to the tightest tolerance as per the drawing (i.e. the tool with the lowest tolerance will rank favourably)

The evel of complexity (i.e. in terms of the number of steps, profiles will rank favourably)

ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia, where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA, as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide. ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

ANCA Europe
Tel: 0049 6201 846690
Email: martin.winterstein@anca.com








KLINGELNBERG to present innovative solutions at EMO Milan

September 2nd, 2021 9:18 am | by Admin
With the new measurement system, KLINGELNBERG presents a solution whose sensor system is ideally suited for measurements in the sub-micrometer range


Considered one of the world’s leading trade shows for machine tools, EMO is held in Italy and Germany in alternating years. Headlined “the magic world of metalworking,” the industry meetup will take place from 4 to 9 October 2021, on the fieramilano Rho how grounds in Milan. System-supplier KLINGELNBERG will present its innovations in Hall 02 Stand D14. These include the debut of the Höfler Cylindrical Gear Roll Testing Machine R 300 for high-precision testing technology.

R 300 – the gear noise finder
The Höfler Cylindrical Gear Roll Testing Machine R 300 is the latest machine development in the area of cylindrical gear technology. Due to the increasing quality requirements in large-scale transmission manufacturing, some transmission and vehicle manufacturers now require a certificate of quality for all gears installed in the powertrain. A further driver of ever-higher inspection levels is E-Mobility, which places much higher demands on the noise behavior of a transmission due to the elimination of the combustion engine.

To meet this challenge, KLINGELNBERG is building on roll testing technology, a familiar method from the bevel gear industry that is now moving into the world of cylindrical gears. Designed for all five roll testing methods, this compact machine is the ideal solution for anyone who wants to combine inspection cycles and reduce disassembly costs while benefiting from a user-friendly design. The many quality control requirements for gears can only be met with a flexible test machine.

Depending on the configuration, the R 300 provides the option of using all five roll testing methods. These include the single flank test, structure-borne noise and angular acceleration test, double-flank and helix roll test. Thus the R 300 can be used at every point in the production process chain for cylindrical gears, from monitoring the soft cutting to checking the hardening distortions to evaluating the noise behavior of the installation-ready gear. In terms of axis traversing paths, the R 300 covers the same component spectrum as the tried-and-tested Höfler Speed Viper Generating Gear Grinding Machine. Wheel components can be tested up to an outside diameter of 300 mm. In conjunction with the optional counter support, shafts up to 800 mm long in extreme cases can be analysed to determine their running performance and noise behavior. Yet the machine’s footprint is a compact 2 m2 – saving costs on expensive production floorspace.

Reducing measurement times in serial measurement with a hybrid solution
Klingelnberg first presented the initial development stage of the hybrid solution with optical measuring technology at the EMO Hannover exhibition back in 2017. The application at that time centred on digitisation of axially symmetrical gear components. Components such as bevel gears and cylindrical gears, and other geometries as well, can thus be measured with an extremely high point density (digitised), followed by additional processing. This additional processing is extremely flexible. In addition to simply depicting the results as a 3D model, comparisons can be made against a CAD target geometry, or a geometrical evaluation can be conducted by creating sectional views. This application is used for reverse engineering, for example.

Klingelnberg has made significant advances in the Optical Metrology system since 2017. Particularly in terms of sensor systems, measured data acquisition, and further processing, there has been significant progress. For this reason, Klingelnberg has been focusing its efforts on the entire signal chain in optical measuring technology and has joined forces with other development partners to develop a measurement system tailored specifically to the requirements of gear measurement. In this system, the active, current-carrying elements, such as a high-power light source, electronics and signal processing, are arranged separately from the sensor in the control cabinet. The distinct advantage of this is that it prevents thermal effects from occurring on the sensor itself as well as around the sensor, on the 3D tracer head, for example.

With the new measurement system, KLINGELNBERG presents a solution whose sensor system is ideally suited for measurements in the sub-micrometer range. This will allow the tactile pitch measurement to be replaced by optical measurement, significantly reducing measurement times in serial measurement applications.

Founded in 1863, machine manufacturer KLINGELNBERG is one of the leading companies in the gear industry. Thanks to numerous innovations in the areas of calculation, production, and measuring technology, it considers itself a technological leader in this industry. With its acquisition of Höfler Maschinenbau GmbH’s core business in 2012, KLINGELNBERG has added machines for machining cylindrical gears to its range of products, reinforcing its position as a holistic system provider.

Headquartered in Zurich, the machine manufacturing firm currently develops and manufactures at its sites in Zurich, Hückeswagen and Ettlingen. The company also maintains a presence with sales and service offices and numerous commercial representatives around the world. KLINGELBERG solutions are used in the automotive, commercial vehicle, and aviation industries, as well as in shipbuilding, the wind power industry and the general transmission manufacturing industry. Applications range from vehicle drives, aircraft turbine engines, and cement mill gear units to drive systems for ships and oil rigs.

With over 200 patent grants, the company continuously demonstrates its capacity for innovation. Above and beyond this, its 14001 certification and participation in the VDMA’s Blue Competence initiative give credence to the company’s sustainable, environmentally sound business practices.

Tel: 0049 2192 81 370