Events and Seminars


Student competition "Steel flies! 2019"

Group of students at the competition "Steel flies!" Copyright: JK-Film

June 25 and 26, 2019

In the 19th "Steel flies!" competition, students will again be able to develop innovative lightweight construction solutions and subsequently put them into practice. The aim of the competition is to construct an airworthy steel device in teams with a budget of 300 €, which flies as far and long as possible. Thus, the methods, knowledge and creativity techniques learned in lectures can be applied by the students in an exciting project.

The competition is organized by the Institute of Metal Forming, RWTH Aachen University. This year in cooperation with the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Components of the TU Dortmund. In addition to national teams, international teams from various universities can also participate.

The project is funded and supported by Forschungsvereinigung Stahlanwendung e.V. and Messe Düsseldorf.

More information and impressions of the past competition can be found in the video.

Short video about the competetion 2018

Forming Seminar

Illustration of gearwheel as component, simulation, annealing Copyright: IBF

November 6 and 7, 2019

The seminar for forming techniques is an annual event, which introduces the possibilities and flexibility of different simulation methods for metal forming processes. The seminar is held in German and is dedicated to employees in quality or research divisions as well as operators who deal with product developing or forming questions. more...


Forum Ringrolling

Produced ring at the transport form the machine Copyright: Ahrens+Steinbach Projekte

November 11, 2019

The objective of the forum is to facilitate a technical exchange on ring rolling and to intensify the cooperation between industrial users of ring rolling and research institutes. The exchange on current topics and challenges promotes development, innovation and education. more...


Forum Open-Die Forging

Open die forging press at work Copyright: Martin Braun

November 12, 2019

The objective of the forum is to facilitate a technical exchange on open die forging and to intensify cooperation between the forging industry and research institutes. The exchange on current topics and challenges promotes development, innovation and education. more...


Open-Die Forging Seminar

Open die forging of a hot steel ingot Copyright: IBF

November 27 and 28, 2019

The seminar „Open-die forging – Seminar for foremen and technicians” is organized in cooperation with the VDEh- Open die forging committee and introduces the fundamentals of industrial open-die forging. The seminar is held in German and is mainly dedicated to foremen and technicians, but also to engineers, which are new in the field of open-die forging. more...


ASK Metal Forming Conference

ASK Metal Forming Conference Eurogress Copyright: Tim Kurth

The ASK Conference is an industry oriented conference with a more than thirty year tradition and it is hosted every three years by the Institute of Metalforming.
Besides the traditionally established plenary sessions and an interesting trade exhibition, selected topics related to new developments of metal forming processes, machinery, products and simulation techniques will be discussed in parallel sessions. This offers participants and exhibitors even more opportunities to gather information and to interact.


Hot and Cold Rolling Seminar

Close-up of the roll gap during hot rolling Copyright: Ahrens+Steinbach Projekte

The seminar on hot and cold rolling offered by the IBF gives participants the opportunity to refresh and enhance the knowledge of basics of flat rolling.

During hands-on experiments, participants can gain experience at a rolling stand and can use fast calculation models for the layout of rolling schedules. Previous knowledge on rolling is desirable but not necessary. more...


Basics of Aluminium Processing

aec Logo Copyright: aec

The Aluminium Engineering Center Aachen e.V. (aec) frequently offers seminars and colloquia, which in general address employees of the aluminium producing and processing industry. The aec-colloquium offers attractive presentations, whereas the aec-seminar has a practical focus.

For further information regarding the aec-colloquium you can contact the Aluminium Engineering Center Aachen (aec).


Customer-Specific Training

Photo from a seminar Copyright: IBF

Professional training is a decisive component for the competitiveness of modern companies. Our Institute offers several opportunities for training of smaller groups.

In close collaboration with interested partners, one- or multi-day trainings with different aims and scopes can be organized. Our central ambitions are to offer practical relevance as well as intensive training and personal mentoring.

Our employees use intensive teaching methods and good equipment to provide your colleagues or employees with comprehensive insight into the basics of the processes that are used in your company. You can benefit from the diversity of our research topics in that we can respond to your specific questions and requirements in customized training modules.

Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hirt