Toray AmberTool HX56 can help make complex shapes similar to those required in the motorsport market.
Toray AmberTool HX56 can help make complex shapes similar to those required in the motorsport market.

Toray says that it has opened a distribution center in the US for its range of Toray AmberTool HX56 composite tooling prepregs.

The prepregs are manufactured at the company’s thermoset plant in the UK, Toray said.

Real-time delivery of composite tooling is crucial to the motorsports market where rapid design and production cycles also demand rapid support from suppliers.

Toray AmberTool HX56 is a low temperature curing epoxy prepreg that is suitable for short-cure autoclave processing and can help make complex shapes similar to those required in the motorsport market.

‘The immediate availability of this high-end tooling prepreg will be a game changer for US racing teams,’ said Steve Cease, VP at Toray. ‘Our central US stocking facility will ensure a quick supply of materials for faster part development and production, thereby giving US teams more testing time on the track.’

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