Coventry based Impression Technologies Limited (ITL) and EMI Aerospace (EMI) have entered into a licensing and technical services agreement to develop applications and manufacturing capability for advanced aluminium structures using Hot Form Quench (HFQ) Technology in international aerospace markets.
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Accessing HFQ Technology and support from ITL’s technical specialists will widen the range of applications that EMI Aerospace can serve, enabling it to offer hotformed aluminium structures for aerospace OEMs with reductions in part count and part cost.
The partnership brings together EMI Aerospace’s production capabilities, decades of experience and strong channels to market with ITL’s expertise in materials characterisation, simulation, applications engineering and hot forming (HFQ) process technology for the highest available strength grades of aluminium sheet.
Jonathan Watkins, Chief Executive Officer of Impression Technologies said: "We are delighted to embark on this journey with EMI Aerospace to establish HFQ manufacturing in the USA for commercial aerospace structures. Our new partner is proactive and ambitious and extends our commercial reach into major aircraft OEMs
and subsystem suppliers."
Stan Kenner, President of EMI Aerospace said: “EMI Aerospace is excited to partner with Impression Technologies and is eager to offer the HFQ forming process to our trusted aerospace partners. We look forward to collaborating with the HFQ team on current and future projects as we expand our forming capability of complex aluminium parts.”