Welcome to the ReCIMP - Research Center for Industrial Metal Processing

The “Research Center for Industrial Metal Processing“ (ReCIMP) exists since 2013 and started into the second project stage in 2018. It is supported by Faurecia, an international automotive parts manufacturer, the IUL and TU Dortmund University.

The ReCIMP aims at advancing and deepening of scientific knowledge on innovative metal production processes, process chains and hybrid processes, the analysis of new scientific trends in metal processing, and networking with leading research institutes and companies. To reach these objectives, the ReCIMP is set up as a central organizational entity which can benefit from the competences of all departments of the IUL. This structure works in close cooperation with Faurecia – especially with the divisions Automotive Seating and Clean Mobility – to ensure the fulfillment of project requirements.


The research activities are divided into different research priority areas: 

• Extension of forming limits
• Characterization of advanced steel grades
• Alternative production methods
• Flexible production
• Lightweight structures
• Standards for processing of metal


Within this framework, various IUL researchers and students work on specific projects, some of these projects are supported by external funding. Numerous student theses have been completed within ReCIMP or are still running. This team setup provides an optimal basis for high level research activities and continuous input of new ideas of industrial relevance.


Video of the kickoff of the second project stagehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KckolU72QRo