1971

The department “Fertigungstechnik” (Manufacturing Technology) of Universität Dortmund takes up their research and teaching business as of winter semester 1971/72

1971

Foundation of the ”Lehrstuhl für Umformende Fertigungsverfahren“ (Chair of Forming Technologies), LUF

1972

Appointment of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard von Finckenstein as the head of chair

1978

First doctorates at the LUF

1997

Retirement of Prof. Eberhard von Finckenstein

1998

Appointment of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner

2000

Extension of existing experimental hall providing further laboratory and office space

2002 The Transregional Research Center SFB TR10 is approved by the German Research Foundation (up to and including 2014). Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner becomes spokesman of the TR 10.

2004

The Chair of Forming Technologies becomes the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL). The research activities are extended to lightweight construction.

2007

Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. E. Tekkaya becomes proxy head of institute
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner assumes office of President of the German Research Foundation (DFG) (until the end of 2012)..

2009

Appointment of Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Erman Tekkaya

2010

Accreditation of the new international study program „Master of Science in Manufacturing Technology“ (MMT). The first students take up their studies in winter semester 2011/2012.

2013

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner returns to the IUL.

2013

Start of construction of the new Mechanical Engineering building. MB |||

2014 The IUL moves into the new building MB III

2014

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner assumes office as President of the Leibniz Association (Leibnizgemeinschaft) and is granted leave of absence.

since 2015 Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Erman Tekkaya holds a visiting professorship at the Ohio State University, USA
2017 Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Erman Tekkaya becomes spokesman of the newly approved Collaborative Research Center SFB TRR 188