Welcome to the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines!
The use of modern manufacturing engineering and innovative processes as well as the pursuit of future-oriented solutions are crucial for all businesses, including big players as well as small and medium sized companies. To support your research, the IFUM is a flexible partner conducting research based on thorough theoretical and applied knowledge in metal forming.
In addition to optimising individual manufacturing processes, the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH) examines the interaction between different manufacturing processes and process chains in its entirety. Starting from the product idea and the first steps of the production process, the seven PZH-institutes closely cooperate to research all necessary steps in forming from primary forming up to final conditioning and treatment methods including all related logistical processes.
The PZH provides modern experimental equipment, an excellent infrastructure and various facilities in order to ensure ideal conditions to answer your research questions concerning sheet metal forming, bulk metal forming, press equipment and material characterization and simulation.
Being a practical-oriented institute, the IFUM conducts not only fundamental research but focuses especially on current practical-oriented research questions based on actual problems coming from the industry. The IFUM is your dedicated and competent point of contact to answer specific questions as well as to develop overall concepts.
We are looking forward to a successful cooperation!
Prof. Dr.-Ing. B.-A. Behrens