EMI aircraft will be able to service a wider variety of applications after gaining access to HFQ Technology and receiving help from the technical professionals at ITL. This will allow the company to provide hot-formed aluminum structures to aircraft OEMs while simultaneously reducing the number of parts required and the overall cost of the structures.
The partnership brings together EMI Aerospace’s production capabilities, decades of experience, and strong channels to market with ITL’s expertise in materials characterization, simulation, applications engineering, and hot forming (HFQ) process technology for the highest available strength grades of aluminum sheet. HFQ stands for hot forging, and it is a process that uses heat to form an aluminum sheet.
“We are thrilled to embark on this journey with EMI Aerospace to establish HFQ manufacturing in the United States for commercial aerospace structures,” said Jonathan Watkins, Chief Executive Officer of Impression Technologies.
“This is an exciting time for our company.” Our new business partner is forward-thinking and aggressive, and they expand our commercial reach into key aircraft original equipment manufacturers and subsystem suppliers.
“EMI Aerospace is excited to partner with Impression Technologies and is eager to offer the HFQ forming process to our trusted aerospace partners,” said Stan Kenner, President of EMI Aerospace. “EMI Aerospace is excited to offer the HFQ forming process to our trusted aerospace partners.”
As we extend our capacity to create complicated aluminum components, we are looking forward to working together with the HFQ team on projects that are now underway as well as those that are in the planning stages.