EU project LoCoLite

Low Cost forming of Lightweight structures for transportation industries

EU FP7 Programme






European Commission


NMP Programme

Horizon 2020

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 604240.

The Heat Form Quenching (HFQ) process is a sheet material production process, which allows aluminium and other metals to be formed into complex geometries through the increased drawing depth, sharper bend radii and elimination of spring-back that can be achieved compared to traditional stamping processes.

The enhanced ductility allows for a range of components to be manufactured that would have previously been manufactured from slower or more material intensive manufacturing processes such as machining.

Further details on the technology could be found through the partner Impression Technologies Ltd.