Our Business Model
Creating a Global Standard for Sustainable Aluminium Light-weighting
Hot Form Quench (HFQ®) is the original hot forming technology that is backed by 20 years of research, development and industrialisation. As a new genre of forming for aluminium it is important to have common approaches to materials characterisation, simulation and forming process specifications. A common standard and set of quality assurance controls will ensure consistent performance, choice of supply and allow maximum light-weighting benefits.
Impression Technologies offers its HFQ® Technology and support services to tiers and OEMs via a Technology Access and Services Agreement (TASA) which provides all the know-how necessary to simulate and form lightweight HFQ® structures using an ever-widening range of high strength aluminium alloys. Under the agreement, users of the HFQ® Technology have access to all future improvements and benefit from ongoing support in design and manufacturing.
Starting with a core group of first-mover tier aluminium component manufacturing partners, Impression Technologies aims to build an accredited supply network all providing assured quality HFQ® components that match to simulation tools and material cards offered to the OEMs. These tiers will be supported by accredited alloy and equipment providers, ensuring a secure and competitive supply chain.
If you would like to be a manufacturing, alloy or equipment partner, or if you are an OEM seeking a deeper understanding of how our unique HFQ® Technology model can support your light-weighting needs, please contact us and we will be happy to work with you.