Lighter, Cost-Effective Solutions

We provide core technology to enable future low-carbon transportation

knowledge and expertise

HFQ® Technology

Impression Technologies is leading the path towards lightweighting solutions in automotive, aerospace, and consumer product sectors. Impression Technologies offers a fully tailored service according to your engineering needs from concept to production. We provide the knowledge and expertise to support HFQ® technology, empowering you to transform your project.

Our facility, located in Coventry, UK, is fully equipped to carry out in-house prototyping and production runs to support our HFQ customers and partners.

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What is HFQ?

HFQ stands for Hot form Quench and is the lightweighting technology standard for cost-effective, complex geometries for high-strength aluminium pressings by reducing weight for simpler, stronger structures.

The lightweighting technology standard for cost-effective, complex geometries for high-strength aluminium pressings by reducing weight for simpler, stronger structures.

OUR SERVICES

We are a full-service provider for sustainable lightweighting

Design

Conduct design feasibility studies and will be on hand to assist you in maximising cost-effective lightweighting opportunities
We conduct design feasibility studies and will be on hand to assist you in maximising cost-effective lightweighting opportunities.
HOW WE DO IT

Development

Impression Technologies is able to design tools based on part geometry and run forming simulations for the HFQ process
During the Development process, Impression Technologies is able to design tools based on part geometry and run forming simulations for the HFQ process. These simulations feed back to the design to optimise the geometry of the part for manufacture.
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Prototyping

Our UK-based facility includes a fully equipped HFQ production cell for in-house prototyping and production
Our UK-based facility includes a fully equipped HFQ production cell for in-house prototyping and production runs to support customer programmes.
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Production

We produce parts either as a niche volume supplier or for initial runs leading to medium/high volume production
We produce parts either as a niche volume supplier or for initial runs leading to medium/high volume production, which we transfer to our global network of tier 1 HFQ partners.
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Technology Transfer

Impression Technologies transfers HFQ® technology to tier 1 suppliers on a global basis to offer choice and consistency
Impression Technologies transfers HFQ® technology to tier 1 suppliers on a global basis to offer choice and consistency of quality supply, wherever HFQ parts are purchased from.
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COVID-19 and Live Updates

With the impact of COVID-19 continuing to be felt worldwide, we wanted to update you that at Impression Technologies, we are still working and moving forwards while navigating this unprecedented chapter.
Passion is what drives us

We are the proud operators of the world's first HFQ production line.

HFQ Partner Network

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.