Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Koch

(former employee)

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Group Manager Bulk Metal Forming

Researcher within CRC/TR 73


Research Groups



    • Andreas, K.; Henneberg, J.; Koch, J.; Merklein, M.:
      Local adjustment of surface integrity of forming tools by adaptation of tool making process.
      Procedia CIRP 45(2016), pp. 339-342


    • Gröbel, D.; Koch, J.; Vierzigmann, U.; Engel, U.; Merklein, M.:
      Investigations and approaches on material flow of non-uniform arranged cavities in sheet bulk metal forming processes.
      Procedia Engineering 81(2014), pp. 401-406


    • Koch, J.; Merklein, M.:
      Cold forging of closely-tolerated functional components out of blanks – possibilities of the new process class sheet-bulk metal forming.
      In: Ishikawa, T. (Edtr.): Proc. 6th JSTP Int. Seminar Precision Forging, 2013, pp. 109-112

    • Vierzigmann, U.; Schneider, T.; Koch, J.; Gröbel, D.; Merklein, M.; Engel, U.; Hense, R.; Biermann, D.; Krebs, P.; Kersting, P.; Henning, L.; Denkena, B.; Herper, J.; Tillmann, W.:
      Untersuchungen von Tailored Surfaces für die Blechmassivumformung mittels angepasstem Ringstauchversuch.
      In: Merklein, M.; Behrens, B. A., Tekkaya, A. E. (Edtrs.): 2. Workshop Blechmassivumformung, Meisenbach, 2013, pp. 137-162


    • Hetzner, H.; Koch, J.; Tremmel, S.; Wartack, S.; Merklein, M.:
      Improved Sheet Bulk Metal Forming Processes by Local Adjustment of Tribological Properties.
      J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering 133(2012)6, pp. 61011_1-11

    • Vierzigmann, U.; Koch, J.; Merklein, M.; Engel, U.:
      Material Flow in Sheet-Bulk Metal Forming.
      Key Eng. Mater. 504-506 (2012), pp. 1035-1040

    • Merklein, M.; Opel, S.; Schneider, T.; Koch, J.:
      Überblick der Blechmassivumformung.
      Umformtechnik 1(2012)3, pp. 42-43


    • Schaper, M.; Lizunkova, Y.; Vucetic, M.; Hetzner, H.; Schneider, T.; Plugge, B.; Koch, J.; Opel, S.:
      Sheet-bulk metal forming a new process for the production of sheet metal parts with functional components.
      Metallurgical and Mining Industry 3(2011)7, pp. 53-58

    • Biermann, D.; Merklein, M.; Engel, U.; Tillmann, W. ; Surmann, T. ; Hense, R.; Herper, J. ; Koch, J.; Krebs, E. ; Vierzigmann, U.:
      Umformwerkzeuge in der Blechmassivumformung.
      In: Merklein, M.; Bach, Fr.-W.; Tekkaya, A. E. (Edtrs.): 1. Workshop Blechmassivumformung, Meisenbach, 2011, pp. 119-138

    • Merklein, M.; Tekkaya, A.E.; Brosius, A.; Opel, S.; Koch, J.:
      Overview on sheet-bulk metal forming processes.
      In: G. Hirt, A.E. Tekkaya (Edtr.): Proceedings ICTP 2011, 2011, pp. 1109-1114

    • Merklein, M.; Koch, J.; Opel, S.; Schneider, T.:
      Fundamental investigations on the material flow at combined sheet and bulk metal forming processes.
      CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology 60(2011)1, pp. 283-286


    • Merklein, M.; Koch, J.; Schneider, T.; Opel, S.; Vierzigmann, U.:
      Manufacturing of Complex Functional Components with Variants by Using a new Metal Forming Process – Sheet-Bulk Metal Forming.
      International Journal of Material Forming 3 (2010), pp. 347-350


    • Koch, J.; Völkl, R.; Engel, U.:
      Effective Stochastic Simulation for the Optimization of Time, Costs and Quality in Cold Forging.
      Int. J. Mater. Forming (2008)1, pp. 9-12

    • Koch, J.; Völkl, R.; Engel, U.:
      FE-analysis based optimization of time, costs and quality with the consideration of stochastic process characteristics.
      In: AKADEMIA GóRNICZO-HUTNICZA (Edtr.): Proceedings of the 12th International Conference Metal Forming, 2008, pp. 633-641