February 24, 2015 – Woodland Park, NJ - Cytec Industries Inc. (CYT) is thrilled to announce the launch of its ground-breaking BMI versions of DForm® Fabric Tooling Prepreg.
DForm®, Deformable Composite System, is an innovative prepreg format that combines short fiber conformability with the handling and laminate characteristics of a conventional long fiber composite. DForm®’s unique deformation characteristics are achieved through selective fiber slitting of a fabric prepreg.
DForm® does not require detailed laminating. This prepreg system flows under pressure, replicating precise details, retaining thickness and fiber orientation and producing an excellent surface finish.
DForm® Fabric Tooling Prepreg is commercialized as formatted multi-ply tiles of standard fabric tooling prepreg to which Cytec disruptive DForm® technology has been applied, offering unmatched benefits to composite tooling manufacturers:
DForm® reduces lay-up time by approximately 75% thanks to the advanced material conformability and the multi-ply tile formatting, saving significant lay-up and de-bulking time.
DForm®'s dramatic impact on time of fabrication makes the overall tool manufacture much more cost efficient yet retaining the high quality surface finish that customers expect from composite tooling.
More info: cytec.com
04 March 2015