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.


  • 2018/01/31

    13. Umformtechnisches Kolloquium Darmstadt


    Am 25. September 2018 findet das 13. Umformtechnische Kolloquium Darmstadt (UKD) mit dem Thema: »Moderne Umformtechnik – flexibel, wandlungsfähig, resilient« statt.

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  • 2018/09/09

    Industriearbeitsplatz 2025

    Industrie 4.0 – Was passiert mit den Menschen?

  • 2018/09/05

    Staff Outing


    On 4th of September, the PtU employees took off by bus for Frankenthal.

  • 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.

  • 2018/07/11

    Successful doctoral examination

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    Dominik Kraus successfully defended his results on “Einfluss der Werkzeugspannsituation auf den Scherschneidprozess” on July 10th 2018.

    We wish him all the best and continued success in his further career.

  • 2018/07/11

    Successful doctoral examination

    Maximiliane Erhardt

    Maximiliane Erhardt successfully defended her results on “Umformendes Pineinpressen – Grundlagen der Produkt- und Prozessgestaltung” on July 10th 2018.

    We wish her all the best and continued success in his further career.

  • 2018/07/01

    Excursion to Daimler plants Kuppenheim and Gaggenau

    Exkursion Daimler Werke

    25 students visited the press plant Kuppenheim and the test facility “Sauberg” in Gaggenau within the scope of the lecture “process chains in automotive industry“.

  • 2018/06/07

    October 2nd, 2018 | Workshop


    On 02.10.2018, a workshop with industry representatives and members of the SPP 1640 will take place in the Erholungsgesellschaft Aachen.