ZECHA wins State Innovation Award 2021 with innovative IGUANA technology

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor, and Housing annually awards the Innovation Prize of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Dr. Rudolf Eberle Prize) for special innovative achievements by medium-sized companies.

The prize recognizes exemplary achievements in the development of new products, processes, and technological services, as well as in the application of modern technologies in products, production, or services. 

On November 16th, a prize committee honored the winners at an awards ceremony, taking into account the criteria of technological advancement, outstanding entrepreneurial initiative, and sustainable economic success.

This year, ZECHA Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrikation GmbH is proud to acknowledge the contributors and the company’s workforce for the first time among the winners of the State Innovation Award 2021 for its evolution in diamond-coated micro-precision tools – a tool line for a wide range of applications for machining the most exacting materials with smooth finishes and the best performance. 

Compared to competitors‘ tools, ZECHA’s IGUANA tools offer a 400-times longer service life in copper, a 15-fold longer service life in fiber-reinforced PEEK, and a 10-fold longer service life in lead-free brass. With these values, ZECHA’s IGUANA tools set new global standards for precision tools. The innovative laser processing of the diamond coating has resulted in tools that shine above all through their extreme sharpness, multi-cutter configuration, spiralization, miniaturization, extreme wear resistance, exceptionally long service life, and therefore a very high process reliability. With the IGUANA tools, ZECHA is making an evolutionary step in the market for diamond-coated micro-precision tools.  

„We are still overwhelmed and immensely proud of the entire ZECHA team. It was only through the commitment of our employees in recent years that there was a reason for such an application and the resulting award. A big thank you to the team,“ emphasizes the management. 

All the highlights of yesterday’s award ceremony are found at: 





ZECHA Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrikation GmbH

ZECHA Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrikation GmbH has been a pioneer and trendsetter in the field of micro cutting, stamping and forming tools for over half a century. The company's origins in the chronograph industry can be seen not only in its uncompromising specialization in the producing miniature tools of the highest precision, but also in its special tool solutions.

Precision and quality are key for the international employment in different industries, such as, for example, in medical and dental technology, the chronograph industry, automotive industry, or in tool and mould making. Experts in the company's own research and development department are constantly developing groundbreaking geometries and tools for sophisticated applications and cutting-edge materials.

 In addition, tool reproducibility is also guaranteed even for years on account of the life number stamped at the end of the shaft of every tool.

 Modern CNC machines, high-end measuring and testing technologies and carefully selected hard metals from leading manufacturers as well as an intensive cooperation with our customers and partners ensure the exceptional perfection of our Tools.





For more information:
ZECHA Hartmetall- Werkzeugfabrikation GmbH
Benzstraße 2
75203 Königsbach-Stein
Tel: +49 (0)7232 3022-0
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