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Institute for Production Technology and Forming Machines (PTU)

Technical University Darmstadt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch. Ing. Peter Groche

The Institute for Production Technology and Forming Machines (PTU) is one of the institutes of the faculty of mechanical engineering. Today forming technology is one of the important industrial basic technologies and of enormous importance to our modern industrial society. In research and teaching, PTU intensively examines questions concerning new processes and machines as well as microscopic phenomena. PTU is active in research areas around new press technologies and production processes, but at the same time also creates links to fundamental questions.

We at schwer + kopka regularly collaborate with the PTU in research projects and collective research with industrial partners. For example, the BMBF joint project RobIN 4.0 under the leadership of the PTU was recently completed successfully. The aim of the group was to make the process chains of forming technology more robust. Through the integration of sensors, an intelligent data processing with corresponding interpretation and an interaction between elements of the value chain, these goals could be achieved and the course towards Industry 4.0 could also be set.

Together with manufacturers of formed and stamped parts, amongst others, we at schwer + kopka were able to contribute to the success of RobIN 4.0.