ANAJ Czech licences VBN’s Vibenite for in-house production

January 3, 2023

ANAJ Czech has signed an agreement to manufacture its tools with VBN’s Vibenite (Courtesy VBN Components)
ANAJ Czech has signed an agreement to manufacture its tools with VBN’s Vibenite (Courtesy VBN Components)

Tools manufacturer ANAJ Czech a.s., based in Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Czech Republic, has signed a licence agreement with Sweden’s VBN Components to begin in-house Additive Manufacturing with Vibenite®, following successful tests of components made from the high-performance material.

As Vibenite’s exceptional hardness and wear resistance can only be achieved with Additive Manufacturing, ANAJ also acquired an AM machine to develop and optimise tool production. VBN will also provide training in Design for Additive Manufacturing, both remotely and on site at ANAJ.

“ANAJ Czech as sees great potential in additive technology,” stated Vojtěch Pečinka, Sales Manager of ANAJ Czech. “Our conviction is evidenced by the establishment of a cooperation with VBN Components AB and the purchase of technology for our production. We hope that we will be able to use the materials and know-how of VBN to produce complex tools with high added value for the customer.”

“The joint development of the additive technology with VBN is directed in the first phase towards the printing of semi-finished tools for gear manufacturing (i.e.,gear hobs and power skiving). Subsequently, in the second phase, we will focus on the development of tools for machining of non-ferrous alloys (Al, Ti and Mg),” Pečinka continued. “We still have a long and challenging road ahead of us to successfully implement additive technology, but we are confident that additively manufactured tools will outperform current cutting tools.”

Magnus Bergmanm CEO of VBN Components, concluded, “We look forward to working with ANAJ, a progressive tool manufacturer with a strong interest in new technology. It will be truly exciting to develop new additively manufactured tools in Vibenite.”

www.vbncomponents.com

www.anaj.cz

ANAJ Czech has signed an agreement to manufacture its tools with VBN’s Vibenite (Courtesy VBN Components)

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