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"Impulses and Innovations in Metal Forming" - Celebrations on the occasion of the 50th IUL Institute anniversary

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Reception in the experiment hall © IUL
Reception in the experiment hall

Celebrating 50 Years of Forming Technology in Dortmund: On September 8 and 9, 2022, the anniversary celebration of the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Components (IUL) took place in Dortmund. Numerous companions of the institute from Germany and abroad accepted the invitation and used the festivities for a professional and personal exchange. While the first day of the festivities took a look into the future with the international technical symposium "Impulses and Innovations in Metal Forming" and considered innovations and the latest processes in forming technology, the second day of the event celebrated half a century of the institute's history with all its facets. Distinguished guests addressed the history of the institution in their greetings, while alumni presented a comprehensive report of the evolution  of the Chair for Forming  Processes (Lehrstuhl für Umformende Fertigungsverfahren), founded in 1972, to today's Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Components. The institute is now one of the most internationally renowned and largest in its field and is characterized by excellent research with a wide scope and a high level of education for students and young scientists.

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Location & approach

From highway “A1”

At intersection “Dortmund/Unna” change to highway “A44” in the direction of Dortmund, which becomes the B1. Take the exit “Dortmund-Dorstfeld”, in the direction of “Universität”. Turn right onto “Planetenfeldstraße”, after 850 meters turn left onto “Otto-Hahn-Straße”. After 1 km turn right onto “Marie-Curie-Allee”, after 550 meters keep slightly right to stay on “Baroper Straße”.

From highway “A45”

Take the exit “Dortmund-Eichlinghofen”, in the direction of “Universität”. Turn right onto “Stockumer Straße”, after 800 meters turn left onto “Baroper Straße”.

Please use parking lot entrances 40 or 41 for access to the “Maschinenbau III” building or entrance 42 for access to the Experimental Hall.

  • Arrival with DB to Dortmund or Bochum central station.
  • From Dortmund central station take the interurban train line S1 in the direction of Düsseldorf and get off at the stop “Dortmund Universität S”.
  • From Bochum central station with the interurban train line S1 in the direction of Dortmund and get off at the stop “Dortmund Universität S”
  • From the interurban stop “Dortmund Universität S”, take the elevated railway (“H-Bahn” stop “Universität S”) to the stop “Campus Süd”.

From Dortmund Airport

Take a cab to the TU Dortmund University, South Campus (“Campus Süd”) or take the AirportExpress in 20 min. to Dortmund central station. From there take the interurban train line S1 line in the direction of Düsseldorf to the stop “Dortmund Universität S” and from there the elevated railway (“H-Bahn”) to “Campus Süd”.

From Düsseldorf Airport

Take the interurban train line S1 in the direction of Dortmund and get off at the stop “Dortmund Universität S”. From here, take the elevated railway (“H-Bahn”) in the direction of “Campus Süd”.

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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