The Institute of Manufacturing Technology is focussed on metal forming. Its main competences are located in this field of research and cover the following areas:
For all forming processes that are being investigated at the LFT large studies applying the finite element method are being carried out. In order to be able to do so especially for innovative forming processes the required material laws have to be determined. New and innovative testing methods are being developed and tested at the LFT in order to find these material laws. For all researched forming processes automated process design and process control are also goals of the scientific work.