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.


  • 2017/12/05

    New digital microscope


    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.

  • 2017/11/09

    Visit from Finland

    bauen mit papier

    Within the Erasmus+ Mobility Agreement, Dr. Ville Leminen of the Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland) visited the PtU on the 7th and 8th of November.

  • 2017/11/01

    October 18th, 2017 | 9th working group meeting


    In addition to presentations of the most recent research results of all the subprojects, it was discussed how to improve the comparability of the various forming and material joining processes.

  • 2017/07/17

    Permit of the LOEWE-priority program ALLEGRO and the LOEWE 3 program WarmAp

    In the middle of July Hessian Minister of Science and Art Boris Rhein announced, that the LOEWE-priority program “Hochleistungskomponenten aus Aluminiumlegierungen durch ressourcen-optimierte Prozesstechnologien” – concise ALLEGRO will be funded from the 1st of January 2018.