Rely on dymanic innovative power
and decades of know-how.
We advise you comprehensively on the surfaces of your products and develop holistic concepts for them. In addition, we accompany your product from the initial idea to the first prototype to the finished end product.
Worldwide reproducible laser textures. Fully digital and without manual work.
As a leading company in lasertexturing, we can apply grains of identical quality to your tools and moulds worldwide using the latest laser technology. There are no limits to your design ideas. Hundreds of grain approvals are also available for conventional etching grains from OEMs.
Any grain, any manufacturer, any process, any gloss level.
We will find a solution.
Every day, we repair around 15 etched, blasted, eroded or lasered injection moulds within a very short time and always find an individual solution for your component. Let us advise you extensively and generate perfect component surfaces. Depending on the application and the plastic granulate, gloss levels can be adjusted using both blasting and laser technology.
You can rely on our surface technicians.
With precision to perfection.
With more than 10 surface experts, we realise high-gloss polishes in every quality level and every degree of requirement and restore the contour after repairs to your tool.
Innovative by tradition for four decades.
Throughout Germany, we are regarded as one of the few but leading companies that innovatively deal with the engraving craft and use it industrially. Through years of experience, state-of-the-art machinery and traditional craftsmanship virtues, we continue to develop the craft and set new standards.
We are Germany's largest site for laser welding
with over 15 years of experience
With decades of experience in laser- and TIG-welding, more than 20 welding systems and trained metallurgists, we have the right solution for every application. We attach great importance to expert consulting and demonstrate a high level of understanding of manufacturing in order to be able to respond individually to your requirements. Our specialisation includes welding in high-gloss and grained surfaces. We not only weld on our premises, but also offer our services on your premises throughout Europe.
Reduce your defective costs and
increase your sustainability.
Our special laser welding process allows us to weld finished cast parts of all alloys without heat distortion. This allows us to create a long-lasting structural connection without any technical or optical disadvantages. No further mechanical processing on your part is necessary. You receive 100% ready-to-install, contour-true good parts back.
In recent months, the Reichle Technology Centre and its partners FOBOHA and SPIES Packaging have been working intensively on making the packaging industry more efficient and sustainable. The idea of using invisible codes in packaging for this purpose was already highlighted in detail in 2016 as part of the HolyGrail initiative. The project, initiated by The Procter & Gamble Company, recognised the potential of digital watermarks early on and finally entered its second phase in 2020 to test the use of these codes for their economic viability and feasibility on an industrial scale.
Compared to traditional barcodes, digital watermarks allow information to be imprinted on the entire surface of the product. This information can provide more precise details about the product, its shelf life or its material composition. This enables the camera systems in plastic sorting systems to read this information and perform sorting much more accurately.
By combining the know-how of surface design, lighting and coating systems, we have succeeded in generating transillumination on 3D textured surfaces that is not visible in daylight and only becomes apparent when the light is switched on at night. This day-night design can be fully customised in terms of texture, illumination, colour and coating, thus allowing maximum design freedom - even in large-scale production. Transillumination can be offered as an optional extra and at the same time means no additional investment, as basic plastic parts form the basis of the design. In addition to a novel haptic and visual experience, the day-night design offers many other advantages and possibilities:
When the Reichle Technologiezentrum became aware of the young start-up SIEVE a few months ago, no one could have guessed how much heart and soul and work on both sides would flow into this project in the weeks that followed. The small team around founder Sebastian Tettenborn has dedicated itself to its great passion, the oceans, by producing surf fins from recycled, locally processed plastic. As enthusiastic surfers, they experience first-hand how much the oceans suffer from the pollution caused by plastic waste and are now taking active steps against it with this project, at the same time campaigning for a more responsible approach to the use of plastics. Since the pollution of the environment has long ceased to be a secret, SIEVE's project and the urgency of their mission presented itself as the perfect opportunity for the Reichle Technologiezentrum to also contribute a small part to the solution themselves.
From the very beginning, the team at the Reichle Technologiezentrum has supported the development of the surf fins: from the initial brainstorming, through the creation of the designs, the technical implementation, the complete machining of the tools by milling, welding and polishing, to lasertexturing. The company even supported SIEVE in the production and made the in-house injection moulding machine in their development centre available for this purpose. The result are surf fins with a unique design that reflects both the organic and technical aspect of surfing, transitioning from a linen-like textile structure to a geometric polygon structure in a flowing transition. Since yesterday, the fins with their exciting design are available as Single Fin, Twin Fin and Thruster Fin on the SIEVE homepage. With the launch of the products, an enormously exciting time finally comes to an end, but not the cooperation with the start-up. In the future, the Reichle Technologiezentrum plans to continue supporting SIEVE in the production of the surf fins and looks forward to a great and successful cooperation.
Every one and a half years, SPE Central Europe announces the Automotive Award for innovative plastic parts and components. An independent jury of experts from plastics technology, the automotive industry, recognised institutes and the trade press finally crowns the winners in various categories from all the entries. At this year's award ceremony, an innovative combination rearlight with unprecedented dimensions and efficient design left all competitors behind.
Together with the US automotive company Lucid Motors, which specialises in electric vehicles, the Reichle Technologiezentrum and lighting technology specialist Hella have developed this award-winning combination rearlight for the Lucid Air - a luxury electric vehicle with over 1,000 hp, a range of over 500 miles and therefore the most efficient electric drive in the world.
Several million tonnes of plastic waste are generated in Germany every year. However, the recycling rate is far below the rate that can be achieved through efficient recycling processes. A major reason for the difficulty of recycling plastics is the often diverse material composition of different products, which makes it almost impossible to assign the individual plastic parts to a material category during the sorting process.
For this problem, the HolyGrail initiative was first launched in 2016 under the leadership of The Procter & Gamble Company, with the aim of developing solutions for sorting plastic packaging and promoting a sustainable circular economy. The follow-up project HolyGrail 2.0, launched in 2020, aims to introduce "invisible" digital watermarks into various plastic packaging and to design dedicated plastic sorting systems. In this second phase, an industrial test within the value chain was initiated to generate data on the feasibility of digital watermark technologies.
Compared to conventional barcodes, digital watermarks allow information to be displayed on the entire product surface. For this purpose, a pixel-based watermark is generated, which is applied to the product surface several times in a row during production. The watermark can contain not only information about the product, its durability and material composition, but also information about disposal and the recycling process that is visible to the end consumer.