On June 25th, the colloquium for the second of three funding periods of the priority program was organized in Darmstadt by the PtU. The 17 applicants from the first phase as well as four new applicants presented their ideas for future projects during the second phase in front of the reviewers. The colloquium directly followed the ICTMP 2014 (International Conference on Tribology in Manufacturing Processes), which took place in Darmstadt as well. For the first time, one session was exclusively applied to joining by plastic deformation. The priority program was represented by numerous talks from the individual projects, which were followed with great interest by the international visitors as well.