The Institute of Metal Forming is one of the leading institutes of the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, which has developed into an important and interesting training and research institution for studies and research in Germany. It was first established 95 years ago as a forming technology chair. Since then, it has positioned itself in the field of materials and forming technology, which is characterized by features of close interaction between material-specific and process engineering aspects. The institute has an excellent research base for the development of advanced materials and technologies. This includes worldwide unique facilities and test apparatus for the simulation of modern manufacturing and processing technologies, for the recording of forming parameters and metallurgical processes in the formed material. The latter are simultaneously used as a data basis for the numerical simulation of manufacturing processes while taking material evolution into account. The integration of the new scientific results into teaching and interdisciplinary cooperation with other university and non-university institutions as well as industry and associations has given the Freiberg researchers broad recognition among experts.
The annual presentation of the institute's own research results and their transfer to practice has been taking place for 30 years at the MEFORM forming technology seminar, which was first established as an in-house event. Over the years, the seminar has developed into an international forming technology conference and a meeting place for engineers working in forming companies, research institutes and university education.
The two anniversary dates represent a special occasion to honor the successful work of the institute within the framework of the upcoming forming technology event MEFORM 2023. Against this background, the institute feels obliged to make its contribution to current megatrends in forming technology. Thus, the focal points of the contributions include the following topics such as:

  1. strategy towards CO2 neutrality or the way to green steel,
  2. lightweight construction in the sense of various further developed cutting, forming and finishing processes that enable more efficient production of components optimized for a specific application,
  3. digitization of industrial production or Industry 4.0, and
  4. climate-friendly mobility and innovation or e-mobility.

Furthermore, within the framework of the event, great importance is to be attached to maintaining contact between the university and its graduates in order to cultivate fruitful relationships for mutual benefit.


You can reach the organizing committee of the conference at Kristin [dot] Butzeatimf [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de more information and continue to contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Prahl

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Prahl

Scientific Management

House Formgebung, Zimmer 1.173

Telefon +49 3731 39-4180
Fax +49 3731 39-3656
Ulrich [dot] Prahlatimf [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Kristin Butze

Kristin Butze

Organizational Management

House Formgebung, Zimmer EG.180

Telefon +49 3731 39-4136
Fax +49 3731 39-3656
Kristin [dot] Butzeatimf [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Dr.-Ing. Sergey Guk

Dr.-Ing. Sergey Guk

Groupleader Steel & Heavy Metals

Haus Formgebung, Zimmer EG.182

Telefon +49 3731 39-2477
Fax +49 3731 39-3656
Sergey [dot] Gukatimf [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de