Technologies & Materials

The mastery and development of innovative precious metal technologies and materials is based on a profound knowledge of material properties. Precious metals such as gold, platinum, palladium and others are materials whose processing and finishing requires great metallurgical, chemical and physical experience.

Our experts in the areas of analytics, research & development, material science and production technology work together across departments as required. Their many years of experience in solving complex tasks is the basis for countless customer-specific developments from C.HAFNER which today serve their purpose in a wide variety of applications worldwide. They form the foundation of our current position as one of the leading precious metal technology companies in Europe.


State-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly recycling of precious metals, intelligent CAD/CAM processes for a wide range of applications, as well as the entire range of metal cutting and non-cutting machining processes form the backbone of our technological expertise and production capability. In addition, C.HAFNER plays a leading role in the field of powder technology and advances the development of 3D metal printing in collaboration with leading technology partners.


A knowledge of physical and chemical material properties as well as the ability to influence them form the basis of our strong material expertise. Specialists in analysis, development and laboratory work permanently on developing and optimising modern alloys with improved properties. Revolutionary, market-driven and, at the same time, patented alloys like PlatinGold or our rhodium alloys Blanc Royal and Palladin Royal are an expression of C.HAFNER’s impressive innovative strength.


Laser metal fusion (3D printing)

For many years, C.HAFNER has been investing in the development of innovative processing technologies for precious metal, such as powder technology. New processes have been developed with leading technology partners (TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH and Sisma S.p.A.) to open up completely new design and production possibilities for precious metal processors in industry as well as in the jewellery and watch sectors.