The multiple benefits enabled by HFQ® Technology means that the process is being adopted across a vast range of applications and markets, from automotive pressings to architectural panelling.
HFQ Technology provides a range of benefits and associated applications for cars and commercial vehicles. Pressed parts requiring high strength (for light-weighting), part integration (for cost reduction), deep/complex form, zero springback, tight radii, stable mechanical properties and reduced process operations are all enabled by HFQ. Such parts include A/B Pillars, Structural Door Rings, Roof Structures, Cross Members, Sills, Floors, Bumper Beams, Door Inners and Inner Reinforcements, Tailgate Inners, Rear Quarter Inners, Bulkheads, Lamp Cans, Drain Channels, Battery Boxes and many more.
HFQ Technology enables the fast and cost-effective manufacture of a wide range of aerospace applications, by replacing multi-piece pressed/machined parts and assemblies. These include Seat Structures and Armrests, Belly Fairings, Lip Skins, Winglets, Engine Nacelles and Aircraft Interiors.
HFQ technology is ideally suited for rail applications, to enable cost-effective light-weighting, part integration and fire resistance. Applications include Intermediate Ends, Cab Structures, Window Surrounds and a range of Interior panels and Structures.
The opportunity to reduce weight using HFQ technology is highly desirable for the commercial vehicle sector, to increase both payload and improve fuel efficiency. HFQ technology enables mass reduction versus both steel and conventionally pressed aluminium, for a wide range of commercial vehicle applications from Closures panels to Cab Structures.
HFQ technology opens a range of possibilities from unique architectural panelling to consumer goods.