ANCA launches inaugural Female Machinist Award

July 07, 2023 - 07:00am
ANCA award

Do you know a grinder operator using an ANCA machine? The company, a global manufacturer of CNC grinding machines, has launched the Female Machinist Award to recognize the achievements of female machinists in the tool and cutter grinding industry.

By promoting gender diversity and equality, ANCA is dedicated to fostering an industry that excels in every aspect. 

Johanna Boland, ANCA Group Strategy & Communications Manager and member of the judging panel said, "Recognizing and celebrating the contributions of women in the tool and cutter grinding industry is a vital step towards unlocking the industry's true potential. By embracing and empowering women, we discover a wealth of diverse perspectives, fresh ideas, and extraordinary talent. ANCA is committed to shining a spotlight on these remarkable individuals because we believe that their success fuels the success of our industry as a whole."

The Female Machinist Award is open to women of all skill levels who are actively working with ANCA technology in the tool and cutter grinding industry. We are searching for individuals who exhibit an unwavering passion for their craft, demonstrate a commitment to excellence, and contribute to the advancement of the industry.

A panel of experienced professionals from the tool and cutter grinding industry will serve as judges for this award. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

* Exceptional problem-solving skills to overcome challenges or obstacles during projects
* Innovative and effective tool design
* Demonstrated ability to think critically and find innovative solutions

The winner of the Female Machinist Award will be rewarded with a fully funded ticket to attend a prominent trade show where ANCA is exhibiting. This invaluable opportunity will enable the winner to connect with industry professionals, gain insights into the latest technological advancements, and build valuable relationships.

The winner will have exclusive access to the ANCA team, including top-tier leadership, skilled engineers, and renowned product experts. The prize also comes with opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and participate in educational seminars and workshops.

The company said, "If you or someone you know embodies the qualities of a talented female machinist deserving of recognition, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Female Machinist Award today."

To learn more and apply, visit The application deadline is Aug. 31.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.