Manufacturing at the Competence Center Zurich

Metalworking at Rheinmetall's Competence Center Zurich includes the complete geometry of complex parts and non-separable assemblies using various manufacturing processes, including heat and surface treatment.

We are able to apply complex, multi-stage procedures and processes for the production of mechanical parts and composite materials at a consistently high level. Use our know-how for tailor-made solutions for the production of prototypes and small series. We will be happy to support you at all stages of your project.

Range of services

  • Multi-axis machining of complex prototype parts and small series from 3D models
  • Machining of demanding welded constructions on large machines
  • Machining of titanium alloys, high-alloy steel and aluminium
  • Castings for machine and plant construction


  • Cubic machining on 3- to 6-axis CNC machining centres
  • Rotary machining on CNC lathes/milling machines with up to 6 axes
  • Round and flat grinding with an accuracy within hundredths of a tolerance range
  • Surface compaction by polishing and slide grinding
  • Measuring and recording the finished workpieces/assemblies on high-precision coordinate measuring machines

Range of services

  • Whether difficult sheet metal assemblies, complicated housings or complex equipment inserts, no requirement is too difficult for us. Through our decades of experience in the production of sophisticated welded constructions, we have acquired a high level of expertise as a professional manufacturer of prototypes and smaller series.


  • TIG
  • Electrode welding
  • Spot welding
  • Autogenous straightening
Thermal treatment

Range of services

  • With a wide range of heat treatment processes we refine your parts optimally for the respective application and individual requirements. We are among the absolute specialists for some special processes such as press hardening. The focus is always on quality and customer satisfaction.


  • Low-distortion hardening in the hardening press
  • Mechanical straightening of shafts up to 5 m with tolerances less than 0.1 mm
  • Flame straightening of shafts up to 5 m
  • Intensive cooling down to -70°C
  • Shrinking of shafts, bearings, bushings, inserts
  • Pervasive and thermochemical diffusion processes
  • Quality assurance and crack testing

Surface treatment

Range of services

  • We offer a wide range of functional and decorative surface finishing processes and cleaning processes for the further treatment and finishing of mechanical parts:
  •         Blasting
  •         Phosphating
  •         Pickling
  •         Trowalising

Range of services

  • Wet painting with water-based and two-component paints
  • Stove enamelling
  • Texture painting
  • Screen printing
  • Application of anti-slip coatings
  • Lettering
  • Spraying on of insulating materials
Get in touch


Do you have any questions about our products or services?

We will be pleased to assist, and look forward to hearing from you.
Please kindly use the contact form below, or simply give us a call. We look forward to your enquiry and will respond as soon as possible.


Industrial & Laser Solutions

Birchstrasse 155

8050 Zurich



Phone: +41 44 316-2211

Fax: +41 44 316-3946

Rheinmetall Platz 1

40476 Dusseldorf


Phone: +49 211 473-01

Fax: +49 211 473-4727

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