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.
On 20th February 2017, the “Institut für Fertigungsforschung e. V.” and the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines organize the “10th Symposium on Roll Forming” in Darmstadt, Germany. go
At the 21st of February 2017 the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines organizes the “Manufacturing Integrated Design – Final Colloquium CRC 666” in Darmstadt, Germany.
Am 04. April 2017 richtet das Institut für Produktionstechnik und Umformmaschinen (PtU) der Technischen Universität Darmstadt die Abschlussveranstaltung des Verbundprojekts RobIN 4.0 in Darmstadt aus. weiter
Annual report 2016
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. The annual report 2016 is now available for download.
Within the collaborative Research Center (CRC) 805 – Control of Uncertainty in Load-Carrying Structures in Mechanical Engineering – interdisciplinary colloquia are organized regularly. go
Purchase of a milling centre within the Hochschulpakt 2020
As part of the funding program “Hochschulpakt 2020” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and together with the Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools, the machine park was modernized with a new 5-axis-CNC-milling machine DMF180|7 from DMG MORI. go
In occasion of the 5th Workshop Machine Hammer Peening at the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines (PtU) on November 2nd and 3rd, 43 participants interested in the technology of Machine Hammer Peening came together to discuss the latest achievements and developments in the field of automated surface modification. go
Project completion „Dry Shear Cutting of Sandwich Panels“
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: