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The research company "Forschungsgesellschaft Umformtechnik GmbH" (FGU) was founded in 1980 by the director of the Institute of Metal Forming Institute Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt Lange. The company will continue as an independent company by the Dipl Kfm tech. Andreas Gehle, scientific director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mathias Liewald MBA.

As part of research cooperation, working groups and bilateral projects, the research company Metalforming research the objective scientific into industrial practice.

The promotion of students, graduate and scientists are the basis for the close cooperation with the Institute of Metal Forming.

Highlights of the research and development activities are application-oriented research projects, especially projects in the field of "Fließpressens", and the forging of hydro forming and sheet metal forming. Furthermore, machine and tool developments and FEM process simulation.