PtU

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.

News

  • 2018/01/31

    13. Umformtechnisches Kolloquium Darmstadt

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    Am 25. September 2018 findet das 13. Umformtechnische Kolloquium Darmstadt (UKD) mit dem Thema: »Moderne Umformtechnik – flexibel, wandlungsfähig, resilient« statt.

    Nähere Informationen finden Sie unter:

    www.ukd2018.ptu-darmstadt.de

  • 2018/01/28

    10. Forum Tribologische Entwicklungen in der Blechumformung

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    Am 06./07. Juni 2018 findet in Darmstadt das 10. Forum Tribologische Entwicklungen in der Blechumformung statt.

    Nähere Informationen finden Sie unter:
    www.triboforum.ptu-darmstadt.de

  • 2018/01/31

    Excursion to Römheld & Moelle Eisengießerei GmbH with the winners of the TdF case study “Casting Optimization”.

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    On January 31st after a short night, the winners of the third TdF case study “Casting Optimization” were able to gain a deep insight into the casting production of large, unique forming tools and plant components.

  • 2018/01/28

    Excursion to Daimler plant Wörth

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    28 students visited the Daimler plant Wörth within the scope of the lecture “Process Chains in Automotive Industry 1”.

  • 2018/01/22

    Innovative lightweight construction with steel 2018 ″Stahl fliegt″

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    An interdisciplinary ideas competition for creative thinking students. Tutorial 4 CPs!

    Contact: Felix Kretz, M. Sc.

    Info Sheet Download

  • 2018/01/21

    Excursion with the winning teams of the TdF case study “Powder metallurgy” to GKN Sinter Metals in Bonn

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    Despite the winterly weather, the excursion to the production plant of the industrial partner GKN Sinter Metals GmbH in Bonn took place on 18.12.2017. The field trip involved the winning teams of the 4th case study of the lecture “Production Technology” on the topic “Economy in Powder Metallurgy”.

  • 2018/01/07

    In memory of Ingolf Kunz

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    We mourn Ingolf Kunz, who died on December 26th 2017, at the age of 59.

    »A voice that was familiar is silent.
    A man who loved us walked away.
    What remains are love, gratitude and memory.«

  • 2018/01/01

    Annual report 2017

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    Once again, in this year the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Technology continues the tradition of its annual report and adds another chapter to the history of the research institute.

    Annual report 2017

  • 2017/12/18

    Successful doctoral examination

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    Wolfram Schmitt successfully defended his results on “Spaltprofilieren von Blechen mit nicht-linearem Bandkantenverlauf” on December 13th 2017.

    We wish him all the best and continued success in his further career.

  • 2017/12/18

    Successful doctoral examination

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    Felix Rullmann successfully defended his results on “Methode zur effizienten Simulation des Spaltprofilierprozesses” on November 14th 2017.

    We wish him all the best and continued success in his further career.

  • 2017/12/12

    Excursion with the winners of the TdF case study “Factory Planning” to b&m in Rohrbach

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    Thanks to the cooperation between baier & michels and PtU, the winners of the first TdF case study of the winter semester 2017/18 were able to gain deep insights into the production of a massive former.

  • 2017/12/11

    Excursion with the winners of the TdF case study “Quality management in casting” to DOERING GmbH

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    The winning group presented some solutions to ensure the quality of a cast part. The manufacturing process was considered in its entirety, from model production and embedding the model to casting.

  • 2017/12/05

    New digital microscope

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    As part of the funding program “Hochschulpakt 2020” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research the technical equipment of the metallographic and metrological laboratory of the PtU was modernized with the new automatic and digital microscope Smartzoom 5 by Zeiss.

  • 2017/11/26

    Karriere am PtU

    Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams im Rahmen eines kooperativen Forschungsprojekts suchen wir zum nächsten möglichen Termin eine/einen

    Wiss. Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiter

    in einem zunächst auf 2 Jahre befristeten Arbeitsverhältnis zur dualen Promotion mit jeweils hälftiger Anstellung am PtU und bei Filzek Tribotech, einem Unternehmen im Bereich der Tribologiedienstleistung mit Sitz in Darmstadt, Hessen.