The tutorials “metal forming” as well as the tutorials “Airborne Steel” and “Control of Forming Machines” are offered for supplementing the wide range of lectures. Besides all the lectures, the students have the possibility to apply their knowledge in Bachelor and Master Theses, as well as advanced design projects (ADP) and advanced research projects (ARP).


Course Credit points Dates Duration
Tutorial FEM-Simulation in Forming Technology 4 According to prior agreement several times per semester approx. 2 weeks
Tutorial Control of Forming Machines 4 According to prior agreement about once per semester 2 weeks + colloquium
Tutorial Stahl fliegt 4 summer semester approx. 3 months

Objective of the course „FEM-Simulation in Forming Technology“ is transferring the basic knowledge about the finite element method as well as the familiarization with the FE software package Abaqus.

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On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Explain the principles of control systems of forming machines.
  • Describe and differentiate between the architectures of industrial and scientific control systems.
  • Apply the industrially established programming language according to IEC 61131 as well as the scientifically established language LabView for the implementation of controllers and control procedures.
  • Transfer learned programming skills to real time systems and implement an independently running control system.
  • Understand and analyse an assigned task, to design a control sequence, to identify appropriate hardware, to implement the control application and to finally validate it on an appropriate machine.
  • Autonomously generate solutions for the control of forming technological test stands and small machines.

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The students develop and manufacture a flying object completely assembled of steel components. This work is conducted on schedule and under a fixed budget. Within this project, the students learn to use steel as lightweight material.

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Advanced Design/Research Projects (ADP/ARP)

In our student projects we offer you a first hand experience on a topic based in current reserach. You will work in smaller groups of 4-6 students on an “Advanced Design Project” or an “Advanced Research Project”.

Within the boundaries set by the counselling research assistant, you will get the chance to work independently and apply your previously learned skills on a real problem.