Hot forming aluminium – training in the latest technology…

Last week, Kevin and Neil attended a training course with Impression Technologies, a business which has been developed to bridge the gap between Imperial College London’s Engineering Faculty and automotive and transport manufacturers.

Based in Coventry, Impression Technologies have been key to developing HFQ Technology which has pushed the boundaries of component design and manufacture of aluminium components.

The training course focused on the next development in hot forming aluminium which has significant benefits for complex structural parts, predominantly within the automotive industry. This new hot forming reduces cost by requiring less tooling and assembly tools, integrating multiple parts together. It also has the added benefit of also being able to use recycled material.

The new technology was developed by the Imperial College London and is already being used in the manufacture of panels for the UK luxury car market.

Neil Clifton MD said, “I was very impressed with the complexity of parts HFQ is currently producing, we can see how this can really benefit our customers in both automotive and aerospace and we look forward to working with ITL and their partners going forward.”

If you’d like to find out more about Impression Technology and the work that they do to support automotive and transport manufacturers then visit their website

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