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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

  • 2016/09/07

    10th Symposium on Roll Forming

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    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.

  • 2016/09/06

    Manufacturing Integrated Design – Final Colloquium CRC 666

    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.

  • 2016/09/09

    Project completion “Advanced friction consideration in sheet metal forming simulation”

    At the beginning of the year the research project FricON: Advanced friction consideration in sheet metal forming simulation was completed successfully. The two-year-project was funded by the Hessen Agentur.

  • 2016/09/05

    Grant of the project funds for the third period of the priority program 1640 funded by the DFG

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    The requested resources for the third period of the priority program 1640 (SPP1640), which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), have been granted. We are pleased to continue together with 14 projects the cooperation in the research field of joining by forming.

  • 2016/08/24

    Student internship at the PtU

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    During a three-week internship at the PtU three pupils from the Goethe-Gymnasium Frankfurt got an insight into the scientific activities at a research institute at a university.

  • 2016/08/12

    Invitation to the EuroBLECH 2016 in Hanover

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    At this year's EuroBLECH in Hanover, the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines as well as the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 666 will be presented with a stand. Thus, interested listeners of the PtU master lectures are given the opportunity to participate in a free excursion to the exhibition on the 26th of October.

  • 2016/07/31

    Permit of the LOEWE-priority program BAMP!

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    In the middle of July Boris Rhein, hessians minister of economic affairs, announced, that the LOEWE-priority program building with paperboard – concise BAMP! will be funded from the 1st of January 2017.

  • 2016/07/20

    Overall win for TU Darmstadt in the student competition »Stahl fliegt« in Dortmund

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    59 students in 17 teams from six German universities competed in Dortmund on the 04th and 05th of July for the longest possible flight with an aircraft entirely made of steel.

  • 2016/07/13

    Successful doctoral examination

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    Manuel Steitz successfully defended his results on “Tribologisch günstige Oberflächenstrukturierung von Tiefziehwerkzeugen mittels maschinellem Oberflächenhämmern” on July 13th 2016. We wish him all the best and continued success in his further career.

  • 2016/07/10

    Excursion to Daimler plants Kuppenheim and Gaggenau

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    30 students visited the press plant Kuppenheim and the test facility “Sauberg” in Gaggenau within the scope of the lecture “process chains in automotive industry“.

  • 2016/07/07

    Summer Festival 2016

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    As in the past years, PtU organized a summer festival for students and employees to say “thank you” for a successful year.

  • 2016/07/06

    Interdisciplinary Summerschool with Deakin University Geelong, Australia

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    Ten PhD students of the Collaborative Research Center 666 (CRC 666) had the opportunity to participate in a Summer School together with the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) at the Deakin University in Geelong (Australia) and get an impression of the research work of their colleagues on the other side of the world. After a two-week visit to Australia in the spring of this year, ten Australian scientists came to visit TU Darmstadt.

  • 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.

  • 2016/05/31

    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.