PAB is lead partner in this R&D project which uses HFQ technology to deliver a step change in the economic manufacture of ultra-lightweight magnesium pressings for the niche vehicle sector. The project will produce a world first; a cost effective, production-capable manufacturing process for ultra-lightweight pressings. The HFQ/Mg technology will therefore give a technical advantage to early adopters.

The project will deliver an ultra-lightweight magnesium panel formed using the HFQ process. The panel will be designed to be applicable to a current model of a niche vehicle manufacturer. The patented HFQ technology will be extended from aluminium to magnesium to overcome the existing forming and economic limitations associated with sheet magnesium.

It is anticipated that the MagHot technology will initially benefit the niche vehicle sector as they are the quickest to embrace new light-weighting technologies.

If you would like to know more about the MagHot technology or
how PAB can support you in your R & D project, please get in touch.