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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

  • 2016/06/27

    Erste Mittelstand 4.0-Regionalkonferenz findet in Darmstadt statt

    Das Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Darmstadt ist vom 27.–28. Juli Gastgeber der ersten Regionalkonferenz der Initiative Mittelstand 4.0 des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie. Während der erste Tag dem internen Austausch zwischen den Akteuren der Initiative dient, wird am zweiten Tag das Thema Weiterbildung im Umfeld von Digitalisierung für die Öffentlichkeit näher beleuchtet.

  • 2016/06/27

    Project completion “Process-integrated manufacturing of sandwich structures”

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    At the beginning of the year, the research project “Process-integrated manufacturing of sandwich structures” was successfully completed. The two-year-project was funded by the European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working (EFB) and the AiF.

  • 2016/06/09

    New website provides information on digitalisation

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    Good news for companies that want to learn about current issues in digitalisation and networking: The new website of the SMEs 4.0 − Competence Centre Darmstadt now offers them a contact point at www.mit40.de.

  • 2016/06/08

    New Equipment: Screen Printing Machine

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    The institute has a new machine since one month. The semi-automatic screen printing machine is currently used to manufacture sensors, in particular strain gauges. These are printed on steel sheet as substrate in order to be able to produce multifunctional components with integrated sensors. The screen printing machine was purchased for the project “Methods for the design of formed sheet metal parts with printed sensors”, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

    More information and a detailed project description for further reading can be found via:

    Methods for the design of formed sheet metal parts with printed sensors

  • 2016/05/31

    Successful doctoral examination

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    Matthias Brenneis successfully defended his results on “Methoden zur umformtechnischen Herstellung sensorischer Tragstrukturen mit in situ vorgespannten Sensoren” on May 31st 2016. We wish him all the best and continued success in his further career.

  • 2016/05/30

    Project completion „Dry Shear Cutting of Sandwich Panels“

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    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:

    Dry Shear Cutting of Sandwich Panels

  • 2016/05/24

    Successful doctoral examination

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    Matthias Christiany successfully defended his results on “Methode zur Analyse des Verschleißverhaltens in der Blechumformung” on May 24th 2016. We wish him all the best and continued success in his further career.

  • 2016/05/17

    Successful doctoral examination

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    Benjamin Heß successfully defended his results on “Präzise Kaltmassivumformung für die Herstellung von Verzahnungen mittels oszillierendem Verzahnungseindrücken durch optimierte Reibverhältnisse” on May 17th 2016. We wish him all the best and continued success in his further career.

  • 2016/01/26

    Start of the online supplementary course!

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