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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

  • 2017/07/25

    PtU summer party @ the Beach

    sommerfest_ptu_2017

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

  • 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.

  • 2017/07/17

    Again overall win for TU Darmstadt(PtU) in the student competition “Stahl fliegt!” in Düsseldorf

    Group photo "Stahl fliegt", Messe Düsseldorf/Tillmann

    Students in 10 teams from five German universities competed in Düsseldorf on the 04th and 05th of July for the longest possible flight with an aircraft entirely made of steel.

  • 2017/07/10

    Excursion to Daimler plants Kuppenheim and Gaggenau

    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“.

  • 2017/06/19

    Successful doctoral examination

    calmano stefan

    Stefan Calmano successfully defended his results on “Methodik zur Regelung von Bauteileigenschaften in Umformprozessen” on June 13th 2017. We wish him all the best and continued success in his further career.

  • 2017/06/06

    Successful doctoral examination

    ludwig manuel

    Manuel Ludwig successfully defended his results on “Bewertung von Einflussgrößen auf die Reibverhältnisse in der Blechumformung und deren Korrelation mit numerisch ermittelten Belastungsverläufen” on January 24th 2017. We wish him all the best and continued success in his further career.

  • 2017/05/31

    Project completion

    “Influence of tool clamping devices on the workpiece quality in shear cutting and deep drawing processes”

    At the beginning of the year, the research project “Influence of tool clamping devices on the workpiece quality in shear cutting and deep drawing processes” was successfully completed.

  • 2017/05/31

    Successful doctoral examination

    zang sebastian

    Sebastian Zang successfully defended his results on “Bestimmung von Temperaturen und deren Einflüsse auf tribologische Systeme der Kaltmassivumformung” on April 19th 2017. We wish him all the best and continued success in his further career.