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.
Im Rahmen des Projektes „Anschaffung eines 3D-Druckers für die effiziente Durchführung von Advanced Design Projects und studentischen Arbeiten“ zur Verbesserung der Qualität der Lehre und Studienbedingung hat das PtU einen 3D-Drucker des Typs Ultimaker 3 angeschafft. weiter
Hochschule Darmstadt − University of Applied Sciences − prepares and conducts a six-month program called Hessen-Technikum especially for high school graduates with a strong interest in STEM fields. The aim of the program is to prepare the participants for their study and career choice due to a combination of internships and trial courses. go
The European Cold Rolled Section Association (ECRA) donates annually a study prize of 1000 Euro for the project lecture of the collaborative research center (CRC666) entitled, ”Innovative steel metal products – From conceptual design to final component”. The ECRA study prizes awarded for the winner groups of winter semesters 2015–16 and 2016–17 were handed over during the evening event of the 10th symposium on roll forming by the chairman of ECRA, Mr. Ekkehard Böhm (Tillmann Profil). go
The Hussmann thesis award was awarded for the third time in order to honor an outstanding thesis in the field of roll forming and flow splitting. go
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. go
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. go
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.
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: