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.


  • 2018/12/05

    Excursion to Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH in Weinheim with the winners of the TdF case study "Design in Forming Technology”


    Within the framework of the lecture “Production Technology” students work on case studies on realistic problems from industry.

  • 2018/12/04

    Successful doctoral examination

    Manuel Neuwirth successfully defended his results on “Der nicht-lineare Weg zum flexiblen Spaltbiegen” on December 4th 2018.

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

  • 2018/11/25

    Excursion to Römheld & Moelle Eisengießerei GmbH in Mainz with the winners of the TdF case study “Quality assurance in casting”

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    Within the framework of the lecture “Production Technology”, students work on case studies on realistic problems from industry. The case study on “Quality assurance in casting” was prepared and carried out in cooperation with Römheld & Moelle Eisengießerei GmbH in Mainz. In the early morning hours on 21st November 2018, the winners of the case study had the opportunity to get to know the partner company and the casting process during an excursion.

  • 2018/11/20

    Excursion with the winners of the TdF case study „Casting Optimization” to DOERING GmbH in Sinn


    As part of the lecture “Production Technology”, an excursion with the case study winners to DOERING GmbH in Sinn took place on 16th November 2018. In the third case study of the lecture, the students worked on a task for the casting design of a cast component while avoiding casting defects. The cast component (head of a press) was viewed during the excursion to the excitement of the students.

  • 2018/11/15

    Field trip with the winners of the TdF case study "Factory Planning” to the Werner Schmid GmbH in Fulda


    Accompanying the lecture “Production Technology” the PtU offers a total of six case studies. These include a task that is set in cooperation with an industrial company and can be worked on by the students (teams) on a voluntary basis.

  • 2018/11/14

    Successful doctoral examination

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    Vinzent Monnerjahn successfully defended his results on “Simultanes Umformen und Fügen im Fertigungsprozess Spaltprofilieren” on November 13th 2018.

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

  • 2018/11/13

    October 2nd, 2018 | Workshop with industry representatives


    On 2. October 2018, the members of DFG priority program 1640 (SPP1640) and industrial delegates from twenty different companies gathered at the “Erholungsgesellschaft Aachen” to participate in a one-day workshop on joining by plastic deformation. This event which was jointly hosted by Institute of Applied Mechanics (IFAM, RWTH-Aachen) and Institute of Metal Forming (IBF, RWTH-Aachen) aimed at transferring the findings of the SPP1640 project into industrial applications.

  • 2018/11/06

    Completion of the 3D servo press


    After more than 10 years of development and production, the multi-technology machine 3D Servo Press was completed at the beginning of 2018.

  • 2018/11/06

    Visit of the Hessian State Secretary within the research project EfoS, funded by LOEWE-3

    Besuch des hessischen Staatssekretärs Patrick Burghardt

    On 25.10.2018 the grant contract for the LOEWE-funded research project EfoS (“Surface modification in car body part production”) was handed over at the PtU by the Hessian State Secretary Patrick Burghardt.

  • 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.