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.


  • 2016/02/21

    »Hessen-Technikum: Zukunft einfach ausprobieren!« visited PtU


    Hochschule Darmstadt − University of Applied Sciences − prepares and conducts a six-month program called Hessen-Technikum especially for high school graduates with a strong interest in STEM fields. The aim of the program is to prepare the participants for their study and career choice due to a combination of internships and trial courses.

  • 2016/02/21

    Excursion with the winners of the TdF case study “powder metallurgy” to KS Gleitlager GmbH in St. Leon-Rot

    The winners of the case study “powder metallurgy” had the opportunity to deepen the theoretical contents of the lecture “Technology of manufacturing processes” in practice at the company KS Gleitlager GmbH.

  • 2016/02/10

    Advanced Manufacturing Workshop


    From 9th to 12th February, the first “Advanced Manufacturing Workshop” of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) takes place.

    During the three-day meeting, members of U.S. and German universities and representatives of NSF and DFG strengthen international collaboration in the area of modern manufacturing technologies.

  • 2016/02/05

    Excursion to the company Trumpf

    Teilnehmer des Firmenbesuchs bei der Fa. Trumpf in Ditzingen

    Within the course of the lecture „Lasers in Manufacturing“, which is offered at the PtU during the winter semester, excursions to industrial partners are organized to give students an insight into practice.

  • 2016/01/26

    Start of the online supplementary course!

    Logo des Online-Brückenkurses

    Right on time for the start of Hobit 2016, the supplementary course in Mechanical Engineering developed at PtU is now available online.

  • 2016/01/14

    Proposal Colloquium


    9 June, 2016 | Bonn

    The proposal colloquium for the third phase of the Priority Program 1640 is planned to be organized at DFG in Bonn at 9 June.