Our 2019 production record:

  • 248 km of weld seams a year
  • 227.500 tsd. welds on mass produced components (growing trend)
  • Plus 3,900 QA metallographic cross sections
  • 440 tons of aluminium processed

RIFTEC – More than 15 years of "Made in Germany" industrial friction stir welding

We have been your competent partner in friction stir welding since 2003, always ready to explore new avenues with you. 


Our mission is to find ground-breaking solutions for joining aluminium.


With this aim, we have developed into Germany’s largest provider of friction stir welding for industrial mass-produced components. In our two new, fully automated production cells, we now weld and process up to 400,000 radiators a year. 


We attach great value to satisfying each individual customer's requirements, no matter how big or how small. We therefore also weld single parts, prototypes and short runs, using the most diverse processing steps. And of course, we are delighted when a prototype project turns into series production.  


These are our key values: innovation – commitment – involvement


RIFTEC sets the standard

Finally: After three years only – you may laugh, but there is a lot of work in it - the revision of the ISO 25239 has been finished. We expect it to be published in spring 2020. In 2016, our commercial director, Dr. Axel Meyer, established a working group that was responsible for the revision of the first standard for friction stir welding. Hundreds of comments and suggestions have been processed since then. At the beginning of November, the closing session took place in Tokyo. Thanks to all our colleagues for the constructive cooperation!

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