Impression Technologies has industrialised the breakthrough HFQ® Technology, for the cost-effective light-weighting of vehicle structures. Hot Form Quench (HFQ®) is a fast, hot forming process enabling complex, deep drawn panels to be produced from ultra-high strength aluminium grades. HFQ® Technology provides high levels of part integration and mass reduction. Additional benefits include significantly reduced springback, piece cost and tooling investment versus cold forming.
Light-weight pressings produced using HFQ® Technology are already used on premium vehicles, and Impression Technologies are working with a growing number of international passenger car OEMs, who wish to utilise the process for the light-weighting of future vehicle platforms