Production Technology

“Production Technology” is a compulsory lecture for students of mechanical and process engineering as well as industrial engineering. It is also offered to students of educational degrees at vocational schools with an industrial and technical focus.

The lecture covers production technologies like primary shaping and forming.

The primary contents are:

  • Boundary conditions and aims of the production technology
  • Fundamentals and processes of primary shaping technologies
  • Fundamentals and processes of forming technologies
  • Examples from real life production


Semester hours per week

Credit Points
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. P. Groche

Simon Biffar, M. Sc.
Philipp Gehringer M. Sc.


Begin 02.11.2020
Downloads The lecture slides are accessible via Moodle
Lecture note sale Script sales only available through TU-Books
Exam The examination “Technology of Manufacturing Processes” in the winter semester 20/21 will take place on Tuesday, 23.03.2021 from 16:00-19:00.

Except for writing utilities no further aid is allowed.
Please bring along your student pass and a photo ID.
Online-Consultation Further information will be announced onMoodle.
Score Publishing The notes will be announced after the correction via TUCaN.
Exam Correction Review A prior registration is mandatory.
Therefore, registration lists will be provided after the correction. The exact date and location will be announced in a timely manner after the correction.

The lists will show the corresponding times for each date. Please note your chosen date and time. The lists won’t be published. There won’t be any extra dates.

If you are prevented by a severe reason, it is possible to name a fellow student to represent you. Either way, you have to register yourself. For the representation, it is necessary to personally sign a power of attorney for your fellow student, which includes the full name of your representative and your approval that he is allowed to see your exam.

Please be on time.
Contents 1. Introduction to Manufacturing Technology

2. Factory Operation
3. Original Forms
3.1 Casting Processes
  • Basics of Primary Shaping
  • Casting Materials
  • Design Rules
  • Processes with Lost Moulds
  • Processes with Permanent Moulds
3.2 Powder Metallurgy
3.3 Generative Processes

4. Forming
4.1 Basics of Metal Forming
4.2 Massive Forming
4.3 Sheet Metal Forming
3.4 Special Processes
3.5 Forming Machines