The time has come... the long awaited press is here!

The heart of the technical centre in the ILH research building at the Paderborn University is being installed!

The 11 m high hydraulic double-column forming press, manufactured by Schuler Pressen GmbH, was delivered on 16 May and is now being installed in the centre of the experimental areas for materials technology, plastics technology and FRP processing. With a nominal force of 10,000 kN, it is the largest press available to the ILH. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the large-scale research machine can be used for teaching and training in the production technology field at PaderbornUniversity. Prof. W. Homberg, Head of the LUF (Chair of Forming and Machining Technology), was responsible for the application. The complex construction of the device will take another week. The researchers will have to wait a little longer for it to become operational, but then it will open up great possibilities for the production of complex components made of high-strength material systems, especially with hybrid structures.

Here u can witness the process of construction.

Contact: Chief Engineer LUF: Dr.-Ing. Tim Rostek

Installation of the frame
Prof. W. Homberg (LUF), Prof. W. Bremser (CMP)
Prof. W. Homberg (LUF), Prof. W. Bremser (CMP) at the edge of the "press cellar.