Metalwork and Welding Workshop

Helmuth Hahn

Mirjam Fee Barsties, Kai Schmitzer, Guido Naujoks, Rohling, 2012

Helmuth Hahn, photo: Kristina Tautz

Students learn how to technically process iron and steel in order to explore the material's artistic expressive power. Due to their structural properties iron and steel are used in architecture and product design, yet these rugged materials also unlock creative potential beyond the mere satisfaction of practical requirements.

Courses include teaching the fundamentals of metal processing so that students can experiment with materials applying the techniques they have learned. They are intensively advised and supported in creating works of their own design.



  • 3 + 1 welding and design workplaces
  • 3 forging workplaces
  • 3.5-ton gantry crane
  • Profile bending machine up to 2"/T 50/5
  • Boring mill up to 100 mm diameter
  • Band saw up to 300 mm
  • Extensive outdoor work areas


Course content

  • Hammer and drop forging: remodelling, breakthroughs, bending, torsion, sawing, cutting, splitting, grinding, riveting, reaming, tool construction
  • Thermal cutting: autogenous gas/plasma cutting
  • Electrode welding: arc welding by hand (welding of ferrous materials in following positions: horizontal, surface, butt and fillet welds), horizontal fillet welds (downward surface, butt and fillet welds)
  • MIG/MAG welding: inert gas welding of ferrous materials
  • TIG welding: inert gas welding of aluminium



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Vorlesungszeit: Montag bis Freitag, 7.30 - 19 Uhr / Samstag, 9-13 Uhr

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