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.
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”.
Following an invitation of the PtU, the former director of the VDI, Dr.-Ing. Willi Fuchs, gave a guest contribution on “task and responsibility of engineers in society” as part of the lecture “engineers in society” on December 15th, 2014. go
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.
The European Cold Rolled Section Association (ECRA) supports the lecture of the CRC 666 donating prizes to the students of the best team, amounting to 1.000 € every year. The award ceremony of the interdisciplinary project lecture of 2013/2014 was arranged in 5th Zwischenkolloquium of the CRC 666. go
The Hussmann thesis award was awarded for the second time in order to honor an outstanding thesis in the field of roll forming and flow splitting. go
Since April 2014, the company BRUDERER AG provides a high performance stamping press BSTA 810-145 at the PtU. The system is a mechanical high speed press with a nominal force of 810 kN. The maximum stroke rates are between 100 and 1,000 strokes per minute and the adjustable stroke is up to 63 mm. go
On November 21th the second colloquium of the SFB 805 will take place in the science- and congresscenter “Darmstadtium” in Darmstadt. go
In late 2014, the second phase of the priority programme 1640 “joining by plastic deformation”, which is coordinated by the PtU, will start. It is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and consists of 16 research projects. go
From September 15th to September 19th the biennially held workshop of the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines took place in the university city of Ilmenau. Same as in the years before, a mixture of intense work units and teambuilding activities were scheduled at the workshop. go
On September 4th, 2014 the annual works outing was held. As always did not know what was planned for the day, except Prof. Groche and the organizers. go