Institut für Fertigungsforschung e. V.

Funding of manufacturing technology in research and teaching

The Institute for Manufacturing Research e. V. (IfF) sees itself as a forum that promotes the topicality of research and teaching at the Institute of Production Technology and Forming Machines (PtU) by lively exchange of knowledge between industry and the PtU. At the same time, the IfF provides financial support, as the PtU's diverse research tasks require money that cannot always be covered by the state budget of the Technical University of Darmstadt.

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Commitment to the PtU!

This is the motto of the IfF's efforts to win over former employees, private individuals, companies and enterprises for its goals.

Since its foundation in 1981, the association “Institut für Fertigungsforschung e. V.” (Institute for Manufacturing Research) has seen its task in promoting research in the field of manufacturing technology by providing additional funds. The IfF pursues exclusively charitable purposes. The funds of the association consist mainly of membership fees and donations.

The funds brought in are used to improve the institute's equipment, support research projects, promote young scientists and impart knowledge of manufacturing technology by organising conferences and seminars.

The PtU needs a large and committed circle of friends in order to make the orientation of its research activities attractive also in the future, to stimulate communication between PtU employees and production engineers, to establish or deepen existing contacts and to prepare the students for the manifold tasks in professional practice and to increase the qualification of the graduates by suitable measures.


Institut für Fertigungsforschung e.V.
c/o TU Darmstadt FB 16 PtU
Postfach 110728
64222 Darmstadt
+49 (0) 6151-16-23143
+49 (0) 6151-16-23142

Executive Board

Dr.-Ing. Holger Steindorf (chairman)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Peter Groche
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Metz


Nicola Jessen M. Sc. +49 (0) 6151-16-23310
Isabella Dölfel (Administrative office) +49 (0) 6151-16-23143

Bank account

Deutsche Bank AG, Darmstadt BLZ: 508 700 05
Bank account number: 0112730
IBAN DE44 5087 0005 0011 2730 00