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.
Expansion of machinery (laser- & printing machines)
Opening of the branch on Dahl
Foundation of the Global Laser Group (GLG) www.globallasergroup.com
Production site opened in Portugal
High-resolution scanner technology
Second laser for large molds
First laser machine for molds exceeding 3.5 t
Department opened for Laser-EtchingEngraving and 3D-LaserEngraving
Presentation of the “Living Corporate Culture” award Took over the company SET Form-Ätz-Technik
EtchingEngraving with double-gloss Electroplating department for NiOn100 and NiOn200
Launch of KRÜTH do Brasil in São Bernardo, near São Paulo
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
Mono- and double-gloss finishing of nickel shells
EtchingEngraving with multilayer films
Founding of the KRÜTH company
EtchingEngraving; first steel molds
KRÜTH operates through its worldwide SEC (Surface Etching Cooperation) network internationally with the technology EtchinEngraving.
GLG, the GlobalLaserGroup, has been established to provide customers around the world in 3D-LaserEngraving technique.
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 has had a second subsidiary in Oliveira de Azeméis since the beginning of 2015.
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