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.
9. Forum Tribologische Entwicklungen in der Blechumformung
Am 24./25. Februar 2016 findet in Darmstadt das 09. Forum Tribologische Entwicklungen in der Blechumformung statt.
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As in the past years, the PtU organized a summer festival for students and employees to say „thank you“ for a successful year. go
60 students in 15 teams from six German universities competed for the longest possible flight with an aircraft entirely made of steel. go
The research project »Analysis technologies for multi-stage forming processes using sensorial fasteners and Data Mining Tools« has been successfully completed at the end of April 2015 go
40 students visited the transmission plant Rastatt and the test facility »Sauberg« in Gaggenau within the scope of the lecture »process chains in automotive industry« go
In February the research project »Influence of tool clamping devices on the workpiece quality in shear cutting and deep drawing processes« was initiated. go
Priority Program 1640 – Workshop with Industrial Companies
November 25, 2015 | Topic: “Joining by Plastic Deformation”
Its aim is to identify relevant issues concerning the industrial application of the processes, which are investigated in the priority program. In addition to the participants of the priority program, representatives from industrial companies are invited as well. The results are planned to add to the work packages of the third and last period of the priority program, which will start in 2016.