Prof. Dr. Herbert Reichel

You may read here some information about

  • me
  • my duties
  • my lectures
  • the laboratories I run
  • research topics
  • publication

I must apologize, that most of the links lead to pages in German language.

If you want to contact me, you may call me by phone, send me a mail or visit me during my consultation hour. 

My lectures cover some parts of mechanical engineering, like mechanical design and   product development as well as polymer technologies, here especially injection moulding, toolmaking and injection moulding simulation. An other focus lies on additve technologies.

The lectures are starting with the basic knowledge in engineering design (including the use of CAD-Tools like Solid Edge), followed by  the methods of product development and additive manufactoring (rapid prototyping).  These topics lead to polymer technologies, the use of polymers  as a material for new products, the design of tooling and dies, the manufactoring of goods made of polymers.

All this is supported by the use of state-of-the art laboratories and CAE tools. Students may use 3D CAD  (Soild Edge, Siemens NX),  simulation technologies  (included in CAD packages or stand-alone like Cadmould) , injection molding and additive manufactoring devices.


Prof. Dr. Herbert Reichel | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Herbert Reichel

Engineering Department
Mechanical Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 113
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4670
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4670
E-Mail: herbert.reichelhof-university.LÖ

Office hours

Wednesday, from 08:00 to 09:30

Teaching area / Field

Mechanical Design
Tool- and Patternmaking


Laboratory Head Rapid Prototyping Laboratory
Laboratory Head CAE / Engineering Design
Laboratory Head Plastics Engineering II
Head of Board of Examiners Wing


Engineering Design 

Product Development


Injection Molding Technologies

Additve Manufacturing

Workload Monitoring and Assembly Process Data Collecting


The research topics are:

  • injection moulded parts with added electric functionalities (MID)
  • energy efficient plastics processing
  • additve technologies



Campus Hof

95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

Campus Kronach

Kulmbacher Straße 11
96317 Kronach

Fon: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3000

Campus Selb

Wittelsbacher Str.41
95100 Selb
Fon: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3000