Light. Fast. Efficient.

Cost- and time efficiency meets lightweight parts from low to high volumes.

Just as the glassblower heats his material in order to achieve a good forming result, within the HDF process the tools and materials are exactly tempered to receive an excellent product. Thus, the HDF-process is an innovative technology which enables extreme lightweight and cost-efficient production from low volumes to mass products.

The HDF Process enables you to…

  • form hollow (HDF-H Process) as well as flat (sheet, HDF-F Process) Products for any purpose.
  • process all metal alloys, like Aluminium, Steel, Magnesium, Titanium – mainly the high and highest strength metal alloys – without annealing.
  • produce metallic extreme lightweight products in small and high volumes.
  • produce CO2 friendly – due to the low forming energy needed (no annealing, low forming forces).
  • be extremely cost efficient and provide process stabile production – low cost forming dies, short cycle time, no waste.
  • provide an alternative for all products which are actually cold formed.
  • produce complex components – designed wall thickness distribution possible (Tolerance of 0,2 mm).
  • manufacture eye-catching surface products in extreme lightweight.
  • create wrinkle free components – due to gas pressure forming ability.
  • form thin sheets and complex geometries, small radii’s or sharp edges.
  • reduce assembled parts (e. g. flanges) – integration of neighbour parts.


The HDF Process is characterized by…

  • forming dies as well as blanks which are running at advanced optimal forming temperature.
  • a genetically optimal forming process.
  • a blank which is controlled feeded in the cavity.
  • the ability to be integrated in your existing forming line.
  • low forming forces – 10 times lower than in the cold condition.
  • low lot sizes as well as mass-production – low cost production possible.
  • the possibility to form “tailored blanks” (RTB & WTB) in-situ.