Lighter, Cost-Effective Solutions
Our HFQ® Technology enables cost-effective & sustainable light-weighting in ultra high strength aluminium for electric vehicles, aircraft and other structural components
Impression Technologies has unparalleled expertise in aluminium hot forming, having commercialised HFQ Technology, the original and most proven technology for high-speed forming of complex deep drawn aluminium sheet components used in critical lightweight structures. HFQ reduces weight, cost and part complexity, without the complications of springback and loss of ductility.
HFQ Technology, is a patented package of manufacturing process know-how, advanced forming simulation tools that can be applied to any available aluminium alloy, and design guides for creating optimised lightweight structures.
What is HFQ?
HFQ stands for Hot Form Quench and is the light-weighting technology standard for cost-effective, complex geometries for high-strength aluminium pressings by reducing weight for simpler, stronger structures.
The patented HFQ® Technology brings together know-how acquired over 17 years of research and industrialisation supported by over $30m of investment.
“HFQ is the future, and Impression Technologies is a fantastic company to work with!”
Andreas Steinmassl – Ebner
“The Impression Technologies team is very knowledgeable, it’s only a matter of time before HFQ becomes the industry standard – it truly is the future!”
Pawel Rutecki – Gränges
“Without the solutions that HFQ provides, we can’t move forward.”
Stefan Geissler – fischer group
“We hope to see HFQ used in many industries as soon as possible, including electric vehicles, castings and extrusions.”
Christian Kurten – FEV
We are a full-service provider for sustainable lightweighting
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As a HFQ manufacturing partner you gain access to new market opportunities and a full package of services.
Impression Technologies will support you along the whole project cycle starting with an initial meeting to determine firstly whether the technology is suitable for your application and then to discuss how HFQ can benefit and improve your end product.