EMUGE-FRANKEN Wins ANCA 2023 Tool of the Year Award for Innovative, Accurate End Mill

EMUGE-FRANKEN USA, a leading manufacturer of high-performance taps, thread mills, end mills, drills, and other rotary tools, announced that the research and development team at EMUGE-FRANKEN global headquarters was the winner of the ANCA 2023 Tool of the Year Award, which was presented at EMO in September this year. EMUGE-FRANKEN received the award for its unique, highly accurate and versatile tool comprised of carbide and ceramic based on the new FRANKEN Cera-Cut End Mills design. ANCA, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of CNC grinding machines, invites cutting tool manufacturers worldwide to annually compete for the most innovative cutting tool, demonstrating expertise in design and production using ANCA technology.

“It is an honor for EMUGE-FRANKEN to receive the prestigious ANCA Tool of the Year Award, and to have our end mill recognized for its precision and innovation,” said Bob Hellinger, President, EMUGE-FRANKEN USA. “Our tools are known for their superior performance and our company’s success is rooted in its precision, innovation and quality.”

ANCA selected the FRANKEN end mill based on its engineering excellence such as being the closest to the specified nominal tolerance in terms of diameter and profile among all the competitive tool submissions. Also, the FRANKEN end mill delivered the best results in the profile and 3D edge radius measurements.

For more information on EMUGE-FRANKEN and the ANCA Tool of the Year Award, visit https://www.emuge-franken-group.com/dk/en/a/emo-2023-anca-tool-of-the-year.


For over 100 years, the German company group has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision tools for thread cutting, drilling, gaging, clamping, and milling. With 1,950 employees, EMUGE-FRANKEN offers an innovative product program with 40,000 in-stock items and a multiple of that with customer-specific tools. The product range focuses on applications in the automotive industry, power plants, aerospace industry and medical technology as well as general manufacturing. As a complete system supplier for the machining industry, the company has branch offices or sales partners in 52 countries.

EMUGE-FRANKEN USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 1,950 employee German company EMUGE-Werk Richard Glimpel GmbH & Co. KG (Lauf, Germany). EMUGE-FRANKEN USA offers end-user technical support through a network of in-the-field engineers and in-house product specialists, all with extensive tooling and application experience. Over 10,000 types of cutting tools and accessories are stocked in the company’s U.S. and Canadian Headquarters located in West Boylston, MA, U.S.A. The recently expanded 50,000+ sq. ft. facility includes a technology center with a machining and tooling demonstration showroom and classroom, tool manufacturing and coating, reconditioning, warehouse, sales, support, and administrative offices.

For more information on EMUGE-FRANKEN USA, call 800-323-3013, at 1800 Century Drive, West Boylston, MA 01583-2121, or visit (www.emuge-corp.com).

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