Sheet metal forming
The department of sheet metal forming of the Institute of Forming Technology and Machines conducts fundamental research and answers practical-oriented research questions in close cooperation with the industry.
Bulk metal forming
The research in bulk metal forming focuses on basic research of forming processes and fundamental studies of innovative material concepts as well as tribological property analysis. The research is conducted in close cooperation with partners in industry and other renowned research institutes.
The introduction and optimisation of machine technology which is used in forming processes is the main objective of the theoretical and practical-oriented research in the IFUM’s forming machine department of. Additional research is focused on processes in which the utilised machines show a particularly high influence on the quality of the formed components.
Material characterisation and simulation
The department of numeric methods at the IFUM focuses on practical-oriented research through research work on fundamental studies as well as close cooperation with the industry.