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The Hannoversche Forschungsinstitut für Fertigungsfragen e. V. (HFF e. V.) is a nonprofit association borne by about 60 individual members, 20 industrial companies and the IFUM (Institute for metal forming and metal-forming machines) of the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

The HFF was established in 1951 as a nonprofit organization formed to provide a permanent exchange of ideas between industry and academia in a sense of applied science to ensure direct support of ongoing research projects.

The Hannoversche Forschungsinstitut für Fertigungsfragen e. V. pursues exclusively and directly charitable purposes within the meaning of the section "Tax-privileged purposes" of the tax code.

The purpose of the association is to promote science and research. This is achieved in particular by

  • the promotion of research in the field of production technology.
  • own research, the results of both, members and non members, are made available.
  • the procurement of equipment and facilities and making them available for research projects.
  • the publication of important own or foreign research results.
  • the organisation and realization of appropriate events to disseminate current research findings.
  • the cultivation and promotion of joint work between science and practice at the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

The association is a member of the Freundeskreis der Leibniz Universität Hannover e. V.