Our History

What began as a small tool shop in 1967, has grown into a global supplier of some of the most complex tooling equipment in the world. See our journey.

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1967

Rhinestahl is founded.

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1975

Rhinestahl moves from the original location – a 2-car garage – to a purpose-built factory on Cornell Road in Blue Ash, Ohio, acquiring new machinery and adding additional capacity.

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1976

Rhinestahl purchases a specialized horizontal Gear Shaping machine from General Electric Aircraft Engines, spawning the beginning of a niche market – manufacturing torque tooling for GE Engines.

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1985

Rhinestahl moves to a new factory location on Corporate Drive in Blue Ash Ohio, sparking a wave of productivity and manufacturing efficiency new to job shops by adding the first of the newest technology in CNC machining with conversational programming controls.

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1990

Dieter Moeller, founder Heinz Dieter Moeller’s eldest son, coming from the personal computer industry, joins the company as General Manager.

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1991

Rhinestahl doubles its factory space on Corporate Drive in Blue Ash.

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1992

Rhinestahl begins a major diversification effort, broadening its tooling expertise from a few niche areas to an expanded tooling spectrum covering most of the turbine engine tooling market.

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1993

Rhinestahl develops its first internally designed and proprietary product, the FutureDrive electronic turning tool. The FutureDrive proves to be a significant time and cost saving tool that changes the aircraft engine borescope inspection process.

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1996

Rhinestahl takes a major leap with a major manufacturing equipment expansion to better support larger tooling for engines such as the GE90 and GE Aeroderivative engines.

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2005

Rhinestahl develops the second generation FutureDrive electronic borescope inspection turning tool, the FutureDriveNG, that is less than half the size and weight of the original, allows wireless operation, internet-based upgrades, and video overlays.

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2009

Rhinestahl acquires the former General Electric Customer Tooling Solutions (CTS) business unit, creating a new business unit (Rhinestahl CTS) and establishes its World Headquarters on Innovation Way in Mason, Ohio.

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2010

A second business unit is created out of Rhinestahl’s longstanding manufacturing business – Rhinestahl Advanced Manufacturing Group (AMG) – beginning a move toward complex manufactured components and assemblies across many industries.

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2011

Rhinestahl AMG relocates to a 125,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility on Western Row Road in Mason, Ohio and undertakes a major expansion investing in new state-of-the-art machinery and adding manufacturing experts dedicated to addressing the growth in complex machining and manufacturing.

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2015

Rhinestahl becomes CFM Licensed Supplier for LEAP Tooling.

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2016

Rhinestahl becomes A Rolls-Royce Preferred Supplier.

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2018

Rhinestahl signs GE9X and Passport agreements and signs a 25-year contract extension with GE.