Lighter, Cost-Effective Solutions
Our HFQ® Technology for aluminium hot forming enables cost-effective & sustainable light-weighting in ultra high strength aluminium for electric vehicles, aircraft & other structural components
Impression Technologies has unparalleled expertise in aluminium hot forming, having scaled and 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 spring-back 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.
Impression Technologies HFQ® process
Impression Technologies is proud to be a world leader in light-weighting solutions. The quality and efficiency of our manufacturing process combined with our knowledgeable experts keep us at the top of the international light-weighting market. From our Global Technology Centre in Coventry, UK, we offer a full service through our full-scale HFQ® aluminium hot forming press line, and materials characterisation laboratory.
Our HFQ® process shows how our specialist technology produces ultra-high strength aluminium alloy sheet structures for customers all around the world. For a close-up look at how we carry out our HFQ® process, watch the video below.
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.
We are a full-service provider for sustainable lightweighting
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.