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  • Reichle Technologiezentrum GmbH can be called Germany's largest laser welding location and Europe's largest service provider in the area of laser texturing and repair of cast parts by using laser welding.
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  • pan-European technologycenter for tool and mould making

      • Laser texture & surface design

      • The modern and process reliably way of graining - design at the highest level

        With 9 ultramodern laser machines, we are the largest service provider in the field of laser graining and laser texturing in Europe. We are the only namable company, which realizes all etched, sand blasted and eroded structures as well as complex and detailed 3d-laser structures using fully digital laser processes. Thanks to 100% standardization and reproducibility, high-quality standards are guaranteed – maximum travel of the laser: 4,000 x 3,000 x 1,500 mm! For more detailed information please contact us or read our brochure.

      • Surface technologies

      • Repair of graining, polishing, sandblasting, adjustment of the gloss level, maintenance of tools

        The focus of our entire company is the surface technology on the processing of tools and molds, which is why we offer you the entire range of surface technology both in our company as well as at your location all over Europe: repair of all grainings of all processes and manufacturers (etched, sand blasted, eroded, lasered), gloss level adjustment, high-gloss polishing, grinding and spotting, as well as complete repair of tools or component optimization (removal of burrs, stains, slider offsets, etc.). For more detailed information please contact us or read our brochure.

      • Laser- & TIG-welding

      • Welding with more than 20 machines, filigree to large area – also throughout Europe

        With more than 15 years of experience in laser and TIG welding, more than 20 welding systems and trained metallurgists, we are now one of Germany's largest laser welding location. We impress with our exclusive maintenance service, which requires no advance announcement, as well as our on-site service throughout Europe! Rely on our well-known short processing time and the downstream services: contour-grinding, spotting, milling, and much more. For more detailed information please contact us or read our brochure.

      • Laser- & CNC-engraving

      • Laser- and cnc-engraving, milling, signs, etching foils, exclusive prototypes or small batches

        Our origins date back more than 35 years and is based on the craft of engraving, which has provide a basis for developing to the unique service center we present today. We are well-known beyond the national borders for our innovative performance portfolio in the field of engraving: CNC engraving, laser engraving, etching foils, milling work, signs and exclusive prototypes and small batches.

      • Repair of cast parts

      • Repair of finished parts by use of the most modern laser welding incl. rework

        Do not melt your finished spoilt-cast parts due to pores, voids, cracks or leaks, but obtain your value added. Using ultramodern laser welding technology and special reworking techniques, we repair more than 300,000 finished cast parts every year without the need for any new mechanical processing!

    • Laser Texture and Surface Design

    • The focus of our entire company is the surface technology on the processing of tools and molds, which is why we offer you the entire range of surface technology both in our company as well as at your location all over Europe: repair of all grainings of all processes and manufacturers (etched, sand blasted, eroded, lasered), gloss level adjustment, high-gloss polishing, grinding and spotting, as well as complete repair of tools or component optimization (removal of burrs, stains, slider offsets, etc.). For more detailed information please contact us or read our brochure.
        • Technology

        • With 9 ultramodern laser machines, we are the largest service provider in the field of laser graining and laser texturing in Europe. We are the only namable company, which realizes all etched, sand blasted and eroded structures as well as complex and detailed 3d-laser structures using fully digital laser processes. Thanks to 100% standardization and reproducibility, high-quality standards are guaranteed - maximum travel of the laser: 4,000 x 3,000 x 1,500 mm.

          Any desired structure or grain is developed in digital processes, validated by plastic sample plaques and released by the end user. With the aid of 25 high-precision 5-axis laser machines, tools and molds are treated in an absolutely reproducible manner (optics, haptics, depth, etc.) in order to create quality standards both in different molds and materials.

          Challenge

          Grained surfaces are an elementary component of part quality in every application. Sharp delimitations between high-gloss and grained surfaces, as well as very homogeneous and often matte surfaces without gloss spots and incidence are high requirements, which can be optimally realized by means of laser technology - and this within the shortest during times.

        • Facts & figures

          • Up to 70% less during time
          • Mostly cost-neutral compared to conventional processes
          • Significant increase in quality thanks to high precision
          • 100% process reliability, absolutely reproducible and environment-friendly
          • Homogeneous reduction of the graining depth and sharp edges possible
          • Often no necessity of the gloss level adjustment by using sand blasting
          • Very matte and homogeneous grains possible even with PC, PC-ABS, ASA, etc.
          • Maximum travel of the laser: 4,000 x 3,000 x 1,500 mm
          • 3-dimensional design structures can be realized
          • Development of the design of the entire product surface
        • Inducement

        • With our laser-texturing technology, we do not just see ourselves as a service provider, but we want to set standards of quality, homogenity and process reliability in the field of graining. It is not for nothing that we have completely discontinued the etching process two years ago and are focusing exclusively on ultramodern laser technology for the future.

          Development of Design and Surfaces

          In addition to the realization of all surface structures and grainings with the most modern laser technology, we are constantly developing new structures (fine structures, organic, geometric and functional structures) that match your product. We always take your requirements into account and support you with our numerous designers in the integral product and surface design for the best possible quality impression. Rely on our comprehensive know-how on material properties and production processes.

        • Development of Design and Surfaces

        • In addition to the realization of all surface structures and grainings with the most modern laser technology, we are constantly developing new structures (fine structures, organic, geometric and functional structures) that match your product. We always take your requirements into account and support you with our numerous designers in the integral product and surface design for the best possible quality impression. Rely on our comprehensive know-how on material properties and production processes.
        • Fully Digital Coordination of the Grain

        • Thanks to fully digital processes, we are able to carry out grain adjustments very efficiently and digitally in a short time. We use ultramodern 3D rendering and mapping programs to display the desired structure as realistically as possible or functionally in the tool data set. This reduces the total processing time and ensures the highest transparency and reproducibility!
        • Integrated Service Center

        • In addition to the design development of the realization of any gradations in your tools or form we gladly take over the sampling of the tool on our own injection molding machine or with partners including initial production. We also undertake preliminary services such as high-gloss polishing, preparation of the grain, the gloss level adjustment and the adjustment of colour matching as well as the repair of grains or the optimization of entire components with technical know-how in many manufacturing processes.
      • Design of Grainning

      • Innovative and high-quality products require creative ideas. This is exactly where we have made room and moved into our new design center in April 2017. Here, our designers develop new surface ideas for your products together with you! We do not only realize grainings by the use of laser technology, but constantly develop new designs and surfaces. Our product and graining designers simulate existing designs, but they also develop creative and new possibilities and show them to you by means of renderings on your component. Expose your excellent product through clever and impressive or functional surfaces and depend on our distinctive technical know-how regarding the realization. Of course, we will realize your entire product design with regard to the surface. We advise you in order to achieve the optimum of your product together, because the surface is one of the decisive factors for the end customer! Soon a digital catalog will be created here. Let yourself be surprised...
          • Innovations

          • The technology of laser texturing does not only replace traditional methods such as etching, blasting or eroding, but also offers a whole new range of possibilities. Using ultramodern laser technology and lasertexturing, we are regularly developing new surfaces, which cause new design possibilities and improve the quality of the components. Please contact us for more details!
              • Laser texture replaces etched graining

              • Quality fluctuations and long processing times for etching grain cling the past. With our modern laser technology, all etched graining can be reproduced absolutely identically, so that a uniform appearance is created with a consistent degree of gloss level and constant grain depth.
              • Light outcoupling grainings for light guides

              • Thanks to the high precision of the laser technology in conjunction with fully digital processes, all light guides in the vehicle interior could be processed. Complex and costly prism contours are no longer needed. The light extraction takes place only by special fine structures, which increase steplessly, so that a very homogeneous light image can be generated. At the same time, the tool costs are reduced significantly!
              • Low gloss process

              • Different degrees of gloss level in plastic parts are not uncommon in everyday life. Amorphous plastics such as PC-ABS, ASA, POM, etc. shine much stronger than, for example, PP. However, according to the current trend, a high quality impression only results from matt gloss levels in plastic parts. With our special microstructures that can be laid over any grain, the gloss level can be adjusted continuously. This makes it child's play to achieve a low degree of gloss (0.5-2.0 GE) even in amorphous plastics; eg identical to PP.
              • Ultra-Low-Gloss Process

              • With our ultra-low-gloss process, all plastics (specific gloss level depending on granules, injection molding parameters, etc.) with a special fine structure (plus microstructure) can be realized immensely matt. For example. PMMA gloss level 0.4 GE, PPT-GF20 gloss level 0.1 GE, etc.) This makes it possible to paint processes on defroster covers, head-up displays, stray light curtains, loudspeaker grille, u.v.m. be replaced. As a result, the Refelexion example. Can be reduced to a minimum in Windschutzschreibe. The degree of gloss of the plastic part is thus matt as a matter of course painted matt.
              • Elimination of shiny patches

              • Shiny patches due to variations in wall thickness or temperature problems are a great threat to the quality impression of grained surfaces and are completely unacceptable especially for A-surfaces. These spots are often visible on etched surfaces. Thanks to the ultramodern laser technology, these surface defects can be completely eliminated or greatly reduced (depending on the grain). Shown above. Left: Brilliant spot in etched fine structure; Right: Eliminated gloss area with lasered fine structure in identical tool (etching scratch was previously polished)
              • High detail of leather graining

              • With special techniques, a leather grain can be developed identical to the laminating film in our design center. Thanks to the high precision of the laser systems, every detail in the injection mold can be laser texturized, so that grained plastic parts look almost identical to laminated components. The degree of detail of laser-textured leather grain is many times higher than that of etched surfaces.
            • Surface Technologies

            • The focus of our entire company is the surface technology on the processing of tools and molds, which is why we offer you the entire range of surface technology both in our company as well as at your location all over Europe: repair of all grainings of all processes and manufacturers (etched, sand blasted, eroded, lasered), gloss level adjustment, high-gloss polishing, grinding and spotting, as well as complete repair of tools or component optimization (removal of burrs, stains, slider offsets, etc.).
                • Technology

                • 17 employees give their best every day to apply a wide variety of different processing methods. In particular, the high know-how of creative solution concepts and the precise skills of our specialists are the deciding arguments.
                • Challenge

                • In order to minimize the cost of coordinating for our customers, we can offer you all the necessary work to complete the surface of a tool or mold from a single source. This is the only way to achieve a maximum of quality and a minimum processing time, since there are no additional service providers and no unnecessary lay-down times.
                • Advantages

                • Through a highly flexible working method, the necessary heart blood and the perfect coordination of all departments involved, we are often one step ahead of schedule. You can even count on our exclusive waiting or emergency service. Laser welding and laser texturing are also a part of our services.
                • Facts & figures

                  • Repair of all grainings and processes (etched, sand blasted, eroded, lasered) including laser welding
                  • All services also on-site at our customers all over Europe
                  • Grain preparation and grinding
                  • High-gloss polishing at any quality level
                  • Gloss level adjustment by blasting
                  • Cleaning of grained surfaces or rust removal
                  • Reprocessing of an already attrited graining
                  • Component optimization (burr formation, gloss, slider offset, drawing, gap, etc.)
                  • Tool repair after damage
                  • and much more
                • References

                • Every day, we treat, polish or repair the surface of around 15 injections, foaming and deep-drawing or die-casting molds or coquille, thus ensuring that our customers are able to start production smoothly or prevent production breaks.
                • Inducement

                • As a integral and pan-European service center, it is our innermost duty to solve the problems of our customers as quickly as possible with the highest quality. For this purpose, the entire portfolio of conventional surface finishes must not be missed, and so we appoint many of our formerly trained engravers.
                • Waiting Service

                • In the case of grain repairs and gloss level adjustment, depending on the extent of the damage or the work, you can even wait in our company for the processing. Take a cup of coffee and get to know us extensively. Particularly in the case of tight schedule and minimal safety stock, we are always available to keep production losses as low as possible!
                • On-Site Service Througout Europe

                • With our 5 mobile teams, we travel every day throughout Europe to our customers to repair tools and molds directly at the production site. Depending on the damage, our laser welders and surface technicians or engravers will visit you in order to get the production to work as quickly as possible: grain repair, gloss level adjustment, high gloss polishing and optimization of complete tools and molds.
                • Integral Service Center

                • As a full-service provider, you can get all the services you need about your tool: laser and TIG welding, engraving, milling and grinding, laser texturing, and much more. We are thus the only company in Germany to offer this complex range of know-how and thus reduce the processing time, as there are no waiting or lying times and no requirement of external suppliers!
              • Laser- and Tig-Welding

              • With more than 15 years of experience in laser and TIG welding, more than 20 welding systems and trained metallurgists, we are now one of Germany's largest laser welding location. We impress with our exclusive maintenance service, which requires no advance announcement, as well as our on-site service throughout Europe! Rely on our well-known short during times and the downstream services: contour-grinding, spotting, milling, and much more.
                  • Technology

                  • The laser welding process is regarded as the highest quality welding process in order to be able to carry out very filigreed welds as well as large-area material applications economically with minimal heat influence and without warpage. At the same time, we use exclusively ultramodern and largely mobile laser welding systems with 300 and 500 watt power. For large weldings we also use the TIG and TIG impulse welding process for direct and alternating current (DC and AC).
                  • Challenge

                  • The laser and TIG welding process is indispensable for the tool and mold makers in the case of changes or errors as well as for the repair of grains. At the same time, we always take your explicit requirements and application areas into consideration and coordinate the right weld metal with our metallurgically trained welders.
                  • Advantages

                  • Due to our large capacities, we are always able to offer you flexibly free capacities to ensure 100% serviceability. We are available daily from 7 am to 6 pm as well as on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm and do not have any working holidays. Even laser welding peripheries on the injection molding machine are possible on-site at your company in order to keep a loss of production as short as possible.
                  • Facts & figures

                    • More than 20 welding systems in use with 300, 500 and 900 watts of power
                    • Great capacity at our company
                    • Exclusive waiting service without prior notice
                    • 5 mobile laser welders are in service throughout Europe every day
                    • Large metallurgical know-how with 15 years of experience
                    • Cost-optimized combined welding with laser and TIG possible
                    • Weldable tools weighing up to 20 tonnes
                    • Non-roughened or specially welded surfaces for grained surfaces
                  • References

                  • More than 500 customers all over Europe rely on us in the field of professional welding and those are our best reference.
                  • Inducement

                  • Welding is not just a big business unit, but the conviction and feeling of our employees. Where people work, people make mistakes, but we work every day on the perfection of our welding work in order to ensure a high level of stability for your tools and molds.
                  • Waiting Service Without Advance Announcement

                  • With more than 20 welding systems, we are the largest laser welding location in Germany. This allows us to offer you an exclusive waiting service even without prior registration. Come to us, discuss your tasks directly with our employees and wait for the finished laser welding of your parts, tools and molds with a cup of coffee. Stay flexible and take our word!
                  • On-Site Service Throughout Europe

                  • With our 5 mobile teams, we travel every day throughout Europe to our customers to repair tools and molds directly at the production site. Depending on the damage, our laser welders and surface technicians or engravers will visit you in order to get the production to work as quickly as possible: grain repair, adjustment of gloss level, high gloss polish and optimization of complete tools and molds.
                  • Integral Service Center

                  • As an integrated service provider, you can get all the services you need about your tool or shape after welding: engraving, milling and grinding, spotting and tool optimization, laser texturing, high-gloss polishing or repair of grains. We are thus the only company in Germany to offer this complex range of know-how and thus reduce the processing time, as there are no waiting or lying times and no requirement of external suppliers!
                • Laser- and CNC-Engraving

                • Our origins date back more than 35 years and is based on the craft of engraving, which has provide a basis for developing to the unique service center we present today. We are well-known beyond the national borders for our innovative performance portfolio in the field of engraving: CNC engraving, laser engraving, etching foils, milling work, signs and exclusive prototypes and small batches.
                    • Technology

                    • The combination of ultramodern laser and CNC engraving and milling machines as well as the traditional, mechanic virtue of filigree handcrafts ensure rational and creative production solutions in a wide range of application areas. By means of etching films produced by us you can introduce your functional engraving like date grid, etc. yourself cost-effectively and quickly.
                    • Challenge

                    • Highly modern 5-axis machining centers replace the classic handcraft engraver more and more. This makes it all the more important to deviate technologically and innovatively from the market and to act as a flexible partner for our customers. High-quality depth engravings, holographic techniques and HSC milling complete the offer in addition to 4-color printed signs on metall.
                    • Advantages

                    • Often machining centers are not designed for filigree engravings, which is why it is the more efficient way to put us here as a service provider. Whether you need electrode production, laser marking, or impressive tool signs, you can get everything from one source. We also mill your contour after the welding process, so you can process the parts again directly.
                    • Facts & figures

                      • Decades of experience in engraving
                      • 4 CNC engraving machines, 4 ultramodern laser engraving machines (3- and 5-axis) and 2 HSC processing center for flexible order processing From the functional engraving to the impressive 3D depth engraving
                      • Etching foils within 24 hours
                      • 4-color printed tool signs (acid, solvent and weather resistant)
                      • Exclusive prototypes as a complete service provider
                      • Preparation of electrodes, plates, punch or stamp, and much more
                      • Programming in CAD / CAM
                    • References

                    • The foundation of the engraver's work as well as the more than 20 trained engravers are the foundation for today's success of the whole company. Both us and our long-standing customers do not forget where we come from and appreciate this permanently.
                    • Inducement

                    • Throughout Germany, we are one of the few leading companies that innovatively deal with the engraving industry and use it industrially. At the same time, we see it as our duty not to let the classic handcraft die, but rather to develop them further and adapt the skills to other areas of application areas.
                    • Etching Foils Within 24 Hours

                    • With our etching foils, you can easily engrave large amounts of text and function engravings such as date grids or component numbers by acid. Please send us your data until noon and you will receive our etching foil by 10 am on the following day even with all necessary accessories!
                    • Waiting Service

                    • In the case of engraving jobs, depending on the scope of work, you can even wait in our company for processing. Take a cup of coffee and get to know us extensively.
                    • Integral Service Center

                    • In the case of engraving jobs, depending on the scope of work, you can even wait in our company for processing. Take a cup of coffee and get to know us extensively.
                  • Repair of Cast Parts

                  • Do not melt your finished spoilt-cast parts due to pores, voids, cracks or leaks, but obtain your value added. Using ultramodern laser welding technology and special reworking techniques, we repair more than 300,000 finished cast parts every year without the need for any new mechanical processing!
                      • Technology

                      • The specially pulsed laser welding process in the 300- and 500-watt range allows cast parts in all alloys (aluminum, magnesium, GJV, GJL, GJS, etc.) to be welded, because there is no heat distortion. This produces a 100%, long-lasting structure compound. With specially developed reworking techniques the components optically and technically could not be distinguished from good parts.
                      • Challenge

                      • The increasingly complex component geometries combined with increasing quality requirements and very low yields within the foundry industry require complex production processes and to go easy on resources. Many foundries are therefore dependent on cost reductions, which we can achieve with our technology. We reduce your reject costs by up to 95% depending on the component.
                      • Advantages

                      • Above all, there is a very high reduction in your spoilt-costs and an increase in your sustainability. By preserving your and other’s added value, you avoid postproduction and maintain your ability to deliver. Thanks to the laser process, there is no ban of welding on prefabricated parts.
                      • Facts & figures

                        • As the largest service provider in Europe, we service more than 300,000 components every year
                        • No heat distortion
                        • No re-machining necessary
                        • ACost reductions of up to 95%
                        • Flexible capacity adjustment possible for large quantities
                        • You receive ready-to-mount parts
                        • All alloys can be welded (aluminum, magnesium, GJV, GJL, GJS, u.v.m.)
                        • Suitable for all industries and application areas
                        • 2,500 m² production and storage space available
                      • References

                      • Thanks to over 15 years of experience, we are working all over Europe for 7 OEMs, 9 mechanical workers, 4 Tier-1 and more than 40 foundries. Our range of components includes, in particular: motor blocks, cylinder heads, cylinder head covers, gearbox, clutch and pump housings, turbochargers, exhaust manifolds, oil panes, ladder and camshaft frames as well as dozens of small parts.
                      • Inducement

                      • In order to be able to reduce a high level of costs for our customers, we consider efficient rework solutions for finished parts as essential. We believe that we are not appropriate to eliminate the value. Over the past year, we have saved more than 47 million € in spoilt-costs across all components and customers and want to expand this sum successively. Please contact us.
                      • Highest Flexibility

                      • With more than 20 welding systems, more than 300,000 of our finished cast parts are repaired every year to around 2,500 m². This means that we are able to react to your volumes and requirements at short notice. Even larger quantities of several thousand components can be saved quickly and efficiently!
                      • On-Site Service Throughout Europe

                      • In the event of short-term production difficulties, imminent line stoppage or very large components, our specialists will also be at your service all over Europe, and will repair your scrap cast parts using ultramodern laser welding technology. Please contact us for detailed coordination.
                      • Support at the Approval Process

                      • As a rule, your final customer should be informed about the repair by our special laser welding process, and a release should be obtained on his part. Classical welding bans do not apply to our process. Due to our large customer structure with more than 300,000 components per year, we have a great experience in the process of release processes and we handle very extensive including micrographs, process documentation, and much more.