PAB Coventry has been closely involved with Aston Martin’s development and production of its new DB11 car, which is due to be released later this year. The DB11’s manufacturing process takes advantage of HFQ® technology, an innovative metal forming technique developed by one of PAB’s associates, Impression Technologies.
The HFQ® process heats aluminium in such a way is becomes pliable and flexible enough to form complex shapes, allowing automotive body parts to be manufactured as one whole piece rather than the traditional method of separate parts which need joint welding and reinforcements. The result is a lightweight, robust, efficient vehicle produced manufactured with less material wastage and fewer production processes.
Impression Technologies has developed this manufacturing process using funding from the Government’s Innovate UK scheme and along with PAB has recently be the subject of a Government case study. You can read the full story here – https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/new-aston-martin-db11-features-uk-firms-low-carbon-innovation
If you would like to know more about the benefits of using HFQ® for your next project, please get in touch.