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.


  • 2017/02/03

    Excursion to Daimler plant Wörth

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

    PtU offers the lecture “process chains in automotive industry” in cooperation with Daimler AG. The lecture given by Dr.-Ing. Steindorf offers deep insights into the processes in automotive industry.

  • 2017/02/01

    UT-Excursion winter term

    Within the lecture “forming technology”, the PtU regularly offers an excursion for the attending students to selected companies. This term, the excursion took place on 18th and 19th of January, 2017. After an early start in Darmstadt, the company Läpple Automotive GmbH in Heilbronn was visited.

  • 2017/01/30

    Innovative lightweight construction with steel 2017 ″Stahl fliegt″

    Stahl fliegt Wettbewerb

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

    Contact: Felix Kretz, M. Sc.

    Info Sheet Download

  • 2017/01/23

    Abschlussveranstaltung des Verbundprojekts RobIN 4.0

    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.

  • 2017/01/01

    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.

    Annual report 2016

  • 2016/12/12

    Colloquium – Collaborative Research Center 805

    Within the collaborative Research Center (CRC) 805 – Control of Uncertainty in Load-Carrying Structures in Mechanical Engineering – interdisciplinary colloquia are organized regularly.

  • 2016/05/30

    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:

    Dry Shear Cutting of Sandwich Panels