today's
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PERFECTION HAS A NAME.
WORLDWIDE.

Ever since 1969, innovative technologies and the tradesmen’s skills have marked KRÜTH’s path toward modern surfacing of tools. EtchingEngraving, Laser-EtchingEngraving and 3D-LaserEngraving demonstrate the innovative drive and the success of a family-owned company, active all around the world.

WE ARE INNOVATIVE.
AS A MATTER OF TRADITION.

Traditionally, ornaments were etched in workpieces by damascening. When KRÜTH was founded, this technique was used to lend decorative structures to the tools that were intended for a wide variety of purposes.

Since about 1950, the surfaces of injection molds were etched and provided with engravings so that plastic parts could be manufactured in a subsequent casting process. Today, using the most modern technology, innovative engravings, symbols, emblems, and lettering are imprinted on the surfaces of such tools.

Even in the Middle Ages, blacksmiths in Solingen experimented with using etching to finish surfaces. The high-quality steel originated in Damascus. This steel was used for the decorated blades of swords and daggers. Damascus steel comprised multiple layers of steels, varying in alloy and hardness, which were then welded together.

But only with the etching process, using special acids, did the stacked layers of steel become visible. The individual steel alloys responded differently to the acid used here.

The lettering, ornaments and symbols etched on sabers, armor, swords, daggers and other instruments of war demonstrated the singularity of the arms and indicated that the wearer was a member of the knighthood.

HISTORY

2020
Expansion of machinery (laser- & printing machines)

2019
Opening of the branch on Dahl

2017
Foundation of the Global Laser Group (GLG) www.globallasergroup.com

2015
Production site opened in Portugal

2014
High-resolution scanner technology

2013
Second laser for large molds

2011
First laser machine for molds exceeding 3.5 t

2007
Department opened for Laser-EtchingEngraving and 3D-LaserEngraving

2005
Presentation of the “Living Corporate Culture” award Took over the company SET Form-Ätz-Technik

2000
EtchingEngraving with double-gloss Electroplating department for NiOn100 and NiOn200

1998
Launch of KRÜTH do Brasil in São Bernardo, near São Paulo

1994
Porcerax II® lauded by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Takeover of the “Vereinigten Werkstätten” KRÜTH IMS founded by KRÜTH and Int. Mold Steel

1992
Mono- and double-gloss finishing of nickel shells

1990
EtchingEngraving with multilayer films

1969
Founding of the KRÜTH company

1960
EtchingEngraving; first steel molds

CREATIVITY REQUIRES THE COURAGE TO LET GO OF CERTAINTIES.

– Erich Fromm –

KRÜTH GLOBAL

SEC WORLDWIDE

KRÜTH operates through its worldwide SEC (Surface Etching Cooperation) network internationally with the technology EtchinEngraving.

www.sec-texture.com

GLG WORLDWIDE

GLG, the GlobalLaserGroup, has been established to provide customers around the world in 3D-LaserEngraving technique.

www.globallasergroup.com

SET KRÜTH AUSTRIA

For more than 20 years now, a subsidiary known as SET-KRÜTH, headquartered in Fohnsdorf, Austria, has processed surfaces for die casting molds and injection molding tools. Also handled here are tool optimization, service on molds as well as polishing work and welding in the course of repairs.

KRÜTH PORTUGAL

KRÜTH has had a second subsidiary in Oliveira de Azeméis since the beginning of 2015.

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