Company history



A CNC-controlled 3D coordinate measuring machine ensures a further quality jump in TEUFEL quality. The improved structural temperature compensation ensures accurate measurement results over a wider temperature range.


With the acquisition of a robot-supported CNC machining center, TEUFEL Prototypen is entering the unmanned 24-hour production in the area of ​​CNC production. In automated operation, milling parts and injection molding tools can now be produced almost 24 hours a day at 360 workdays per year in the highest TEUFEL quality.


With a further production machine in the field of laser sintering prototypes TEUFEL expanded again the capacities in Rapid Prototyping. The P396 of EOS also set new standards in accuracy and precision. In addition, all of our laser RP machines are now centrally cooled to ensure optimum recovery .

Dennis Böhm became CEO of TEUFEL Prototypen GmbH .


TEUFEL Prototypen as the first prototyping company brought an app on the market that can be queried with the delivery times for our services in the live system .


With investments of around 1 million Euro TEUFEL continued the investings of the division " Rapid Tooling ". So a fourth 5-axis milling center of Hermle , a new wire EDM of the company Makino and an EDM machine from Zimmer & Kreim was procured .


Since the injection molding tool production is steadily increasing TEUFEL built a fully automated and computerized high bay warehouse to accommodate the injection molds and granules for sampling .

Another injection molding machine with an automated handling system of Arburg is purchased in order to organize the growing small series production economically.


Already in 2009 an environmentally friendly building climate system was built. Thus, the geothermal technology for environmentally friendly air-conditioning of production halls was introduced by TEUFEL Prototypen.

All energy-intensive machines are connected to the energy recovery of their waste heat to the " TP Energy - cycle ". This ensures that the waste heat of equipment (eg, compressors , injection molding machines ) is not lost , but is supplied to the power circuit.


The now bursting production area has been extended by an additional production hall of around 1000 square meters of production space.


This year, the first laser sintering system is used by TEUFEL Prototypen in production to produce plastic parts out of material polyamide in the solid imaging process "overnight".

Purchase of the second injection molding machine, an ENGEL victory 55 electric.

Thomas Teufel took over the management of the TEUFEL Prototypen GmbH.


The first injection molding machine is purchased from TEUFEL Prototypen to sampled the more numerous prototypes and pre-production tools in the production.


The software landscape is fundamentally redesigned at TEUFEL Prototypen early in the year of 2004. So numerous individual software solutions for order processing , personnel management and production are controlled now by an integrated PPS / ERP system replacement. This PPS system is managing and displaying all the processes of the company. This guarantees a high degree of traceability and process security.


A few years later two more ultra-modern SLA systems are purchased by TEUFEL Prototypen. The list price of these two systems at the time was around
DM 2 million .



Commissioning of the first HSC milling machine of the company DIGMA .
Machining of hardened tool steel to HRC 63 is possible now .


In the early days of 5-axis machining TEUFEL Prototypen invested in this technology. So two ultramodern milling centers of Hermle were bought with 30-station tool changer .


Already in 1998 the first SLA system was purchased of the manufacturer 3D Systems. Now it was possible to build layer-by-layer parts "overnight". The master patterns for vacuum casting molds were no longer milled as early as this time from the solid , but build using the SLA technology.


In 1996, a piece of land was purchased on the B10 in Unterfahlheim with over 6000m² base area to build a two-storey production and administration building with about 1500m² production area .


Introduction of the first CAD / CAM workstationof. MCAD, later CIMATRON. Four more will follow in the coming years .



The sole proprietorship is growing rapidly and only a year later it is converted toTEUFEL Prototypen GmbH. The tiny "basement workshop" was left , and the now five employees moved with their machines to Unterfahlheim in a just disused railway station.


Karl Heinz Teufel founded the sole proprietorship "TEUFEL Prototypen" in the basement of a family home in Neu-Ulm / Burlafingen. With his son, two employees and two 3-axis milling machines milled parts and prototypes are conventionally milled from the solid, and then glued together.