KV TOOLING SYSTEMS – Located in Augusta Maine, provides the finest quality carbide cutting tools and sharpening services to manufacturing companies throughout New England. Their reputation stands firmly on a foundation of friendly customer service, industry knowledge, modern technology and equipment, manufacturing experience, and dedicated people.
The company was recently recognized with international acclaim for tool design. To the uninformed eye, the company’s prize winning cutting tool looks like fancy drill bit, with sculpted edges and sharp points. The carbide tool is used to cut precision machine parts. In this case, the tool was created for a customer who needed to inscribe grooves in aluminum military vehicle suspension components.
KV Tooling uses the ANCA line of CNC machinery. The ANCA machines are designed specifically to make cutting tools. ANCA, which is based in Australia with a U.S. branch headquartered in Michigan, now sponsors an international tool-making competition among its users.
The Tool of the Year competition starts with gaining votes on Facebook. From a field of 29 entrants, five would go on. Because of a tie in voting, six tools from companies in Turkey, Israel, Poland and the United States actually made the final cut.
Judging took place at EMO, the world’s largest industrial trade show, in September in Hanover, Germany. Each contestant was judged on five criteria — craftsmanship, tool size tolerance, conformation to the tool tolerance, complexity and surface finished. KV Tooling’s took first in all five categories.
For more information, visit www.kvtooling.com