Heat Treatment Forming and in-die Quench (HFQ)

HFQ technology has the potential to reduce carbon emissions, energy consumption, and increase recycling in the automotive industry.

HFQ (Heat Treatment Forming and in-die Quench) improves the ductility of aluminium by heating aluminium sheet above its solution heat treatment temperature, forming it while still hot, and quenching it in the press.

This allows for a greater draw depth and sharper bend radiis to be achieved, which improves the strength of the material.

This enables more complex parts to be manufactured in higher, stronger grades of aluminium when previously they could only be made in standard grades.

As a result, thinner material can be used to gain significant weight savings, and will enable HFQ parts to help automotive and transport companies achieve a reduction in carbon footprint in line with EU policy on CO2 emissions.

PAB has been successful in being awarded a licence agreement to use Impression Technologies Ltd’s innovative HFQ technology.

To find out more about our work with HFQ, please contact us.

We are experts in HFQ Technology and we have helped businesses across the Midlands and beyond. Based in Coventry, we work across Birmingham, Rugby, Leicester and Daventry whilst also working with companies in the North West and the North East. So wherever you are based, talk to us today about HFQ