Institute for Metal Forming Technology (IFU)

The Institute for Metal Forming Technology (IFU) was established in the winter semester of 1958/59 and since has been one of the manufacturing technology institutes at the University of Stuttgart. The institute deals with research projects and development work in the follwing research lines:

  • Sheet Metal Forming and Cutting Processes
  • Forging Technology
  • Semi-solid Forming
  • Material Characterisation and Modelling

with special focus on:

  • ligthweight construction
  • FEM simulation
  • further development of forming processes
  • component & process analysis
  • IoT in series production
  • forming tools
  • materials
This image shows Mathias Liewald MBA

Mathias Liewald MBA

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c.

Head of Institute

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