Welcome to the ReCIMP - Research Center for Industrial Metal Processing

The “Research Center for Industrial Metal Processing“ (ReCIMP) was founded in the beginning of 2013. It is supported by Faurecia, an international company specialized on automotive products, the IUL and TU Dortmund University.

The ReCIMP aims at advancing and deepening of scientific knowledge oninnovative 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 aims, 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 seating and emission control technologies – to ensure the fulfillment of project requirements.

After an initial phase of project specification and identification in which research activities were set up in the fields of


• extension of forming limits,
• advanced high-strength steels,
• alternative production methods,
• flexible production,
• hybrid structures,
• and standards for processing of metal,


several projects are currently in the research phase. As a result, the number of researchers and student assistants involved in the ReCIMP has steadily increased to 10 since the beginning of 2013. Additionally, twelve students were involved in running projects in 2014 by performing student research projects and working on thesis projects.