Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

University of Leoben - Chair of Metal Forming

The Chair focuses on the interactions between component design, materials behaviour and manufacturing. Physical as well as numerical simulations of metal forming technologies are used and microstructure effects taken into account. One aim is the optimisation of product performance and processing conditions, and mechanical engineers are supported during selection of materials and processing technologies.

Technologies and competences

Core competences are the following: numerical simulation of forging (open-die, closed-die, radial forging), extrusion, drawing, flow forming etc.; prediction and measurement of residual stresses; thermo-mechanical materials testing using a Servotest; Gleeble 3800 and rolling unit; heat treatment, measurement of local plastic deformation, wear and friction testing for high temperature.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)      
Aircraft structures and parts
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)      
Materials and manufacturing technologies
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics      
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications      
Ground test and training equipment
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • characterisation of high temperature materials
  • optimisation of processing of light weight materials
  • characterisation of the forming behaviour of metals and alloys
  • Additive Manufacturing

University of Leoben - Chair of Metal Forming

Franz-Josef-Strasse 18
8700 Leoben, Austria
+43 3842 402-5600


Bruno Buchmayr

Economic data

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover 1 - 5 M€
Export quota aviation 10 %
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Last update: 2017-01-20