Welcome to the website of the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines – PtU.
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.
On 3rd November 2016, the 5th Workshop Machine Hammer Peening will take place in Darmstadt. This Workshop serves as a platform for the exchange of participants interested in the technology of machine hammer peening and takes place in annual turns at TU Darmstadt, TU Vienna, RWTH Aachen and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. go
On 20th February 2017, the “Institut für Fertigungsforschung e. V.” and the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines organize the “10th Symposium on Roll Forming” in Darmstadt, Germany. go
At the 21st of February 2017 the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines organizes the “Manufacturing Integrated Design – Final Colloquium CRC 666” in Darmstadt, Germany. go
Right on time for the start of Hobit 2016, the supplementary course in Mechanical Engineering developed at PtU is now available online. go
Project completion „Dry Shear Cutting of Sandwich Panels“
At the beginning of the year, the research project „Dry Shear Cutting of Sandwich Panels“ was successfully completed. The two-year-project was funded by the Research Association for Steel Application (FOSTA) and the AiF. It was integrated in the AiF-/DFG-Cluster called “Dry Shear Cutting of metallic layered composite materials”. Special thanks are directed to the companies that supported the project by material supply and consulting.
Further information and a detailed project descripion can be found via:
In the middle of July Boris Rhein, hessians minister of economic affairs, announced, that the LOEWE-priority program building with paperboard – concise BAMP! will be funded from the 1st of January 2017. go
At this year's EuroBLECH in Hanover, the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines as well as the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 666 will be presented with a stand. Thus, interested listeners of the PtU master lectures are given the opportunity to participate in a free excursion to the exhibition on the 26th of October. go
During a three-week internship at the PtU three pupils from the Goethe-Gymnasium Frankfurt got an insight into the scientific activities at a research institute at a university. go
The requested resources for the third period of the priority program 1640 (SPP1640), which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), have been granted. We are pleased to continue together with 14 projects the cooperation in the research field of joining by forming. go
At the beginning of the year the research project FricON: Advanced friction consideration in sheet metal forming simulation was completed successfully. The two-year-project was funded by the Hessen Agentur. go
From 4th to 7th September, the annual meeting of the International Cold Forging Group (ICFG) took place in Stuttgart. This event offers with numerous workshops, industry-related and scientific presentations a platform for the exchange of innovations in cold forging. go