Welcome to the website of the Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines – PtU.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Peter Groche

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.


  • 2018/10/10


    Als Gastgeber des diesjährigen Assistententreffens der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Produktionstechnik (WGP) boten das Institut für Produktionsmanagement, Technologie und Werkzeugmaschinen (PTW) und das Institut für Produktionstechnik und Umformmaschinen (PtU) vom 24. bis 26.09.2018 ein interessantes und abwechslungsreiches Programm für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs.

  • 2018/09/27

    13. Umformtechnisches Kolloquium Darmstadt

    Umformtechnisches Kolloquium Darmstadt

    On 25.09.2018 the 13th Umformtechnisches Kolloquium Darmstadt was held under the motto “Modern forming technology – flexible, versatile, resilient”.

  • 2018/09/20

    Edwin Kirchner's 40th anniversary at the PtU

    Mr. Kirchner already completed his apprenticeship at PtU and has been working for us as an experimental field technician ever since.

  • 2018/09/14

    Allegro Workshop 2018


    From September 13th to 14th, all project partners of the Allegro research association (high-performance components made of aluminium alloys using resource-optimised process technologies) gathered for a joint two-day workshop.

  • 2018/09/09

    Industriearbeitsplatz 2025

    Industrie 4.0 – Was passiert mit den Menschen?

  • 2018/08/06

    PtU hosting the student competition »Stahl fliegt!«


    Students in 11 teams from five German and one Egyptian universities competed in Darmstadt on the 3rd and 4th of July for the longest possible flight and airtime with an aircraft entirely made of steel.