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Ground-breaking DForm®
Fabric Tooling Prepreg

No other composite tooling solution can claim the same speed and ease in deposition. Our proven resin technology combined with this innovative composite tooling format brings success to commercial applications.

Delivering Technology
Beyond Our Customers' Imagination


DForm® reduces lay-up time by 75% thanks to the advanced
material conformability and the multi-ply tile format, saving significant
lay-up and debulking time. It has a dramatic impact on time of
fabrication and makes the overall tool manufacture much more cost efficient
while retaining the high-quality surface finish that customers
expect from composite tooling.

DForm® Fabric Tooling prepreg will revolutionize the manufacture of composite tooling bringing a significant cost reduction to all manufacturers. Current manufacturers of epoxy tooling will benefit from lower production costs when using DForm® Epoxy; and aerospace tool manufacturers will see DForm® BMI as a cost-efficient alternative to invar.

BMI DForm® Fabric Tooling prepreg



Performance Performance Time Saving Time Saving Benefits Benefits Properties Properties

Key Performance Features include:

  • Cure Temperature: 350°F (177°C) cure lowest commercially available
  • High Tg can be used across all major structural material part fabrication
  • Durability: Equivalent cycle count as traditional BMI tooling
  • Drapability: Readily conforms to complex geometries under pressure
  • Fabrication: Multiple tile joints configuration tested and acceptable

75% time savings in layup & debulking using DForm® Fabric Tooling prepreg as compared to standard tooling prepreg

DForm tooling comparison

Key Benefits include:

  • Reduced labor content
  • Faster revenue generation
  • Better utilization of existing assets
  • Increase output with no increase in labor force
  • Consistent thickness - no build up in female corners
  • Reduction in consumable purchases
  • Outstanding surface finish
  • No difference in machinability

DForm Fabric Tooling vs. Standard Tooling

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To enquire about Cytec DForm® Fabric Tooling prepreg

Epoxy DForm® Fabric Tooling prepreg



Performance Performance Time Saving Time Saving Benefits Benefits Properties Properties

Key Performance Features include:

  • Standard epoxy tooling performance achieved
  • Durability: Equivalent cycle count as traditional Epoxy tooling
  • Drapability: Readily conforms to complex geometries under pressure
  • Fabrication: Multiple tile joints configuration tested and acceptable



75% time savings in layup & debulking using DForm® Fabric Tooling prepreg as compared to standard tooling prepreg

DForm tooling comparison

Key Benefits include:

  • Reduced labor content
  • Faster revenue generation
  • Better utilization of existing assets
  • Increase output with no increase in labor force
  • Consistent thickness - no build up in female corners
  • Reduction in consumable purchases
  • Outstanding surface finish
  • No difference in machinability

DForm Fabric Tooling vs. Standard Tooling

contact us

To enquire about Cytec DForm® Fabric Tooling prepreg

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Cytec develops advanced prepregs, resins and adhesives that are widely used in the high performance industrial and aerospace applications.

Our composite products are complemented by a range of ancillary materials that deliver the ability to convert the materials to structural parts-process materials.

Simply fill out the form to learn more about how DForm® can save cost via process time reduction, or email DForm@cytec.com with any questions.