• 2015/02/01

    Excursion with the case study winners »Planning a factory« to Roemheld GmbH

    The Roemheld Group is located in Laubach/Hess and was founded in 1879. Today Roemheld employs about 460 personnel. Beside a foundry, the main operating area is the manufacturing of lift columns and clamping systems.

  • 2015/02/01

    Funding of transnational CORNET-project

    In February 2015 a transnational research project with the topic „Further qualification of machine hammer peening technology for industrial use” starts at the PtU.

  • 2015/01/06

    Annual Report 2014

    One again this year the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Technology continues the tradition of the annual report and writes another chapter in the history of the research institute. We are pleased to announce that the annual report 2014 is now available for download.

    Annual Report 2014

  • 2014/12/16

    Press Release

    9. Technical Meeting Roll Forming 2014 and 5. Intermediate Meeting CRC 666

    On November 19th and 20th, 2014 the „Institut für Fertigungsforschung e.V.“ and the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines (PtU) at Technische Universität Darmstadt hosted the 19th Technical Meeting for Roll Forming 2014 and the 5. Intermediate Meeting of the Collaborative Research Center 666 (CRC 666), which is supported by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG).

  • 2014/12/16

    Guest contribution by Dr.-Ing. Willi Fuchs

    Following an invitation of the PtU, the former director of the VDI, Dr.-Ing. Willi Fuchs, gave a guest contribution on “task and responsibility of engineers in society” as part of the lecture “engineers in society” on December 15th, 2014.

  • 2014/12/11

    12th “Umformtechnische Kolloqium Darmstadt"


    On the 10th / 11th June 2015 the 12th “Umformtechnische Kolloqium” (UKD) will take place in Darmstadt. In 2015 the key issue will be: "Industry 4.0 in metal forming".

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  • 2014/12/09

    Priority Program 1640 – “Joining by Plastic Deformation”


    Publication of the Special Issue in the Journal of Materials Processing Technology

    The Special Issue “Joining by Forming” in the Journal of Materials Processing Technology is published, it contains numerous papers from projects of the priority program.

  • 2014/12/01

    Award Ceremony of the ECRA-Student-Awards

    The European Cold Rolled Section Association (ECRA) supports the lecture of the CRC 666 donating prizes to the students of the best team, amounting to 1.000 € every year. The award ceremony of the interdisciplinary project lecture of 2013/2014 was arranged in 5th Zwischenkolloquium of the CRC 666.

  • 2014/11/27

    Hussmann Studies Award 2014

    The Hussmann thesis award was awarded for the second time in order to honor an outstanding thesis in the field of roll forming and flow splitting.

  • 2014/11/11

    New high-speed press at the PtU

    Since April 2014, the company BRUDERER AG provides a high performance stamping press BSTA 810-145 at the PtU. The system is a mechanical high speed press with a nominal force of 810 kN. The maximum stroke rates are between 100 and 1,000 strokes per minute and the adjustable stroke is up to 63 mm.