Success Stories

Industry Leading Composite Tooling Material

This project was completed under the company name TenCate Advanced Composites, prior to our acquisition by Toray Industries and name change to Toray Advanced Composites in 2019.

With a 20-year pedigree across high performance industrial sectors, the TenCate AmberTool® range comprises of the HX and TC Series.

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 is a high performance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). The UAV operates within an environment which requires a carbon fibre prepreg material that has been manufactured to very tight tolerances.

During product development, Schiebel identified the following requirements:

  • Low temperature prepreg system for the initial component prototyping
  • Tooling prepreg system exhibiting superior dimensional stability and excellent surface finish
  • Specialized mid-temperature structural system including TenCate E722 1K 120g carbon prepreg; a variety of adhesive films; and honeycombs and syntactic core materials
  • Unique material tests, meeting demanding environmental conditions imposed by Schiebel customers
  • Very flexible, fast acting, and absolutely reliable system supplier

TenCate’s skilled engineers developed a technical partnership with Schiebel to identify a solution that best fit these requirements. Using the TenCate AmberTool® composite tooling prepreg range and TenCate E722 component prepregs,

TenCate provided a product solution that allowed for high precision for all molded parts and high accuracy.

  • Tooling block pattern–made from epoxy tooling block 
  • Prepreg mold–autoclave molded with TenCate AmberTool® HX50 epoxy tooling prepreg.
  • Component part–made from TenCate E722 component prepreg.

Our complete service allowed a single supplier approach to all tooling composite requirements, from pattern to material to technical support.

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