Today, forming technology can be the key to the efficient and ecological manufacturue of innovative products with great usability. Therefore, research at the LUF (Department of Forming and Machining Technology) focuses on developing new and improved metal forming processes. Our work is concentrates on the investigation and design of processes, tools and machines for the flexible and efficient manufacture of metal parts from sheets and profiles.
Examplary processes are:
- medium-based forming processes: rigid tools are replaced or assisted by fluids, e.g. hydro-forming
- incremental forming processes: a part is shaped by the tool kinematic using universal tools