Welcome to the website of the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines – PtU.

Head of PtU: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Peter Groche
Head of PtU: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Peter Groche

The Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines is one of the departments of the faculty of mechanical engineering at Technische Universität Darmstadt. Today forming technology is one of the important industrial basic technologies and of enormous importance to our modern industrialized society. In research and teaching we thoroughly examine questions with regard to new processes and technologies as well as microscopic phenomena. We act within research areas such as new press technologies and production processes but at the same time link with fundamental research issues. I assume that we can offer you an attractive and comprehensive scope of information and hope you enjoy discovering the fascinating possibilities of forming technology.

You may, of course, contact us for any questions and suggestions. We are looking forward to getting in touch with you.


  • 2014/12/11

    12th “Umformtechnische Kolloqium Darmstadt"


    On the 10th / 11th June 2015 the 12th “Umformtechnische Kolloqium” (UKD) will take place in Darmstadt. In 2015 the key issue will be: “Industry 4.0 in metal forming”.

    Further informations:

  • 2015/05/20

    Start of the research project »Influence of tool clamping devices«

    In February the research project »Influence of tool clamping devices on the workpiece quality in shear cutting and deep drawing processes« was initiated.

  • 2015/04/15

    Closure of the research project »Unfolded Length«

    The research project »Optimized Calculation of the Unfolded Length in Bending Sheet Metal to Profiles and Tubes« was successfully competed at the end of February 2015.

  • 2015/04/07

    Excursion to the Robert Bosch GmbH with the winner of the case study concerning »Tribology and Measurement Results«

    The students of the first semester in mechanical engineering could take part in a case study within the lecture »Technologie der Fertigungsverfahren« concerning the topic »Tribology and Measurement Results«.

  • 2015/03/23

    Priority Program 1640 – Workshop with Industrial Companies

    November 25, 2015 | Topic: “Joining by Plastic Deformation”

    Its aim is to identify relevant issues concerning the industrial application of the processes, which are investigated in the priority program. In addition to the participants of the priority program, representatives from industrial companies are invited as well. The results are planned to add to the work packages of the third and last period of the priority program, which will start in 2016.

    Further informations:

    SPP 1640 Workshop Flyer

  • 2015/03/10

    Excursion to Kamax Automotive GmbH

    On January the 28th 2015 the excursion to Kamax Automotive GmbH at Homberg (Ohm) took place for the winners of the case study »troubleshooting« in context to the lecture Technology of manufacturing processes.

    The Kamax Automotive GmbH sees itself as the technology leader in high-strength fasteners for the automotive industry. This year, for the second time running, Kamax presented the task for the case study »Troubleshooting in the screw manufacturing«.

  • 2015/03/02

    Excursion to Held Systems GmbH

    Participants and host inside of the workshop of Held Systems GmbH

    On February 24th, within the scope of the lecture »Lasers in Manufacturing«, students were invited to take part in an excursion to Held Systems GmbH, a manufacturer of special purpose machines with a focus on laser technology.

  • 2014/12/09

    Priority Program 1640 – “Joining by Plastic Deformation”


    Publication of the Special Issue in the Journal of Materials Processing Technology

    The Special Issue “Joining by Forming” in the Journal of Materials Processing Technology is published, it contains numerous papers from projects of the priority program.