In a joint effort, employees of the utg department covered a total distance of 120 kilometres to collect donations for a charitable cause. The committed participants run about 12 km along the Isar river from Garching in the direction of Munich to the famous Aumeister beer garden.

the IDDRG - International Deep Drawing Research Group is going "Down Under" with its annual conference in 2024. From 11 to 14 March, Deakin University in Melbourne will host the prestigious event. Abstracts can be submitted until 01 September 2023.

Four leading world trade fairs, GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST, came together in the "Bright World of Metals" held in Düsseldorf in June. 63,300 visitors from 114 countries traveled to the event. UTG was among the 2200 exhibitors from 56 countries (data trade fair press) with a booth at GIFA. Promising impressions and contacts were brought back by the utg participants:

Under the motto of the Flower Power Festival Munich, around 1800 sports enthusiasts took part in the 9th TUM Campus Run on May 10th. Despite the bad weather, 14 runners from the Chair of Forming Technology and Foundry, utg for short, were also part of the group. The course, distance of 5,5 km running or walking, led around the Campus Garching, the one of 11 km from there to Dietersheim and back. …

Interested in commercial vehicles and production? Fancy real-life examples from an experienced board member from the industry? Then sign up for the supplementary subject "Production Management in the Commercial Vehicle Sector". Part of the lecture is also an excursion to MAN Truck & Bus with truck and bus test drives.

At the annual, nationwide career orientation day for girls, professions and exciting fields of study are made tangible. On 27.4. a group of schoolgirls between the ages of 12 and 14 started Girls' Day 2023 at Fraunhofer IGCV and the utg chair in Garching to get to know the everyday work and content of female scientific staff. A day with surprises.

The latest trends in stamping technology and networking within the industry were the focus of the 13th Stamping Technology Congress in Dortmund, organised by KIST e.V. and the utg. On 17th and 18th of April, representatives from industry and research met for lectures, discussions and exchanges on current topics in stamping technology. Two outstanding contributions provided particular impetus.

Traditionally, the Stamping Technology Congress takes place in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle, this year for the 13th time. At the annual event, the latest trends in stamping technology are addressed and presented in specialist lectures. A special highlight this time will be two non-specialist impulse lectures with the central theme "New Work - New Working Worlds". A look at the programme:

Students cannot start early enough to make contacts and gain insights into later, relevant fields of work. Since the summer semester of 2022, the utg has therefore had the idea of a mentoring programme that brings together students and industry from the field of foundry technology. Here is an exciting experience report:

The research project is entitled "Avoidance of high slugs by influencing slug friction". The EFB believes that this interesting work deserves a special award. The award will be presented on May 8. 2023 in ceremonial surroundings in Würzburg, in the context of the EFB colloquium. A portrait of the outstanding scientist: