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What’s new within the HFQ® Partner Network

Read about the latest developments of the HFQ Technology.

RACEform - Hot Form Quench Production

RACEform Hot Form Quench Production

RACEForm: towards faster, less expensive high-volume automotive OEM production via Hot Form Quench (HFQ) Technology. £10 million innovative aluminium manufacturing process project validated for high-volume automotive OEM applications.

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New Partnership Brings Hot Form Quench Technology to North America

Impression Technologies and Telos Global join forces to serve automotive OEM needs. Impression Technologies Ltd (‘ITL’), the creator of Hot Form Quench (HFQ®) Technology, the leading advanced lightweighting solution for high-strength aluminium structures, has announced a major strategic partnership with Telos Global, a leader in the manufacture and supply of tooling and components to the automotive sector. The partnership agreement, which will make HFQ® technology available to the North American market, will see Telos Global manufacture high-strength aluminium body-in-white and chassis components, enabling the company to service OEM requirements in fast-growing markets such as SUVs, pick-up trucks and electric vehicles. Read the full article here

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Impression Technologies Announces Key HFQ® Technology Partnership with Fischer Group

Impression Technologies Ltd is proud to announce a key strategic partnership with fischer Group, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of precision automotive components, which also serves the aerospace sector.

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Hot Form Quench Sets Aluminium Lightweighting Standard

Impression Technologies launches new white paper on its HFQ® Technology

Impression Technologies, the global leader in aluminium lightweighting, has released a new white paper introducing the benefits of its ground-breaking new technology: hot form quench (HFQ). The innovative hot forming process was developed to offer a step change in aluminium forming across multiple industries, including automotive and aerospace. To read more, download the white paper here

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Collaboration with Bombardier to Produce Aerospace Structures Using Proprietary, Patented HFQ® Technology

We are pleased to announce our collaboration in the Future Advance Nacelle Technologies And Structural Integration Concepts (FANTASTIC) project, led by Bombardier, and supported by the UK Aerospace R&T Programme; a partnership between Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

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‘Higher Aluminium Content to be Processed at End-of-Life’ by Adrian Tautscher

Following from the recent Vehicle Recycling Conference in Munich,
our Principal Technical Specialist Adrian Tautscher expands on the use of aluminium in vehicle body structures. Read the full article ‘Higher aluminium content to be processed at End-of-Life’ here:

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Novelis Partners with Impression Technologies

We are pleased to announce that Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, has signed up to become the first partner in the HFQ Partner Network. As automakers continue to adopt aluminum into vehicle design and use hot stamping technology, Novelis will work with Impression Technologies and other partners to share knowledge and best-practices with OEMs and Tier One suppliers to accelerate adoption of aluminium light-weighting as a global standard. The first HFQ Partner Network’s meeting is scheduled for later this year. The partnership will be an independent body to promote HFQ technology and accreditation for materials, simulation, tool processing and parts

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3rd Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Congress Asia

Don’t miss our presentation at the 3rd Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Congress Asia on 31 July – 1 August 2018 in Shanghai, China. Our consultant Dr Zhutao Shao will be presenting on Day 2 at 2.30pm on ‘HFQ® Aluminium Sheet and Innovations for Higher Volumes’. For full agenda of the event, visit

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HFQ® Automotive White Paper in Lightweighting World

We are pleased to announce that the HFQ® Automotive White Paper has been published as an editorial piece in one of the industry’s leading magazines Lightweighting World July-August edition. The article examines how the HFQ Technology works and how it can simplify design and boost production efficiency, while also raising standards and driving the technological development of future lightweight vehicles. The full article is now available for download here:

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