composite materialsfor additive manufacturing
Creating a prototype is always a challenge. It involves stepping over the limits of knowledge and experience. The Additive Manufacturing represents the most advanced technique in obtaining, quickly, the finished testing model.
CRP Technology's Research & Development department has developed the range SLS material WINDFORM, which are used for Additive Manufacturing. WINDFORM is a product which allows the creation of perfectly functional prototypes for more multiple applications.
WINDFORM is a unique composite material within the Additive Manufacturing sector.
WINDFORM puts your imagination to the test with it's countless potential applications.
Mercedes AMG PETRONAS uses the additive manufacturing material of CRP Technology: Windform XT 2.0. It represents the evolution of Windform XT.
Windform XT 2.0 is the high-tech material for Additive Manufacturing chosen by those working in motorsport, as it allows applications that are fully functional, as well as bench testing, or wind tunnel testing and racing on the track.
The material is available as powder, ready to be processed by the SLS machines. Windform XT 2.0 allows for the creation of accurate, reliable and durable prototypes and it is perfect for functional applications not only in motorsport field, but also in the automotive, air (for components UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) aerospace and design.
CRP Technology once again demonstrates the reliability and high quality of its materials and its leadership in additive manufacturing.
The Laser Sintering (LS) market has grown and so has CRP business. The Italian based group, a leader in LS technology and well-known for their Additive Manufacturing materials called Windform, has equipped, CRP USA, with a new laser sintering manufacturing machine. The aim of the company is to strengthen their US presence by providing the market a state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing service through the use of their Windform materials. Windform is a leading high performance material for Laser Sintering machines.
CRP USA with their headquarters in Mooresville, NC was created to focus on developing stockcar components such as uprights (spindles) for Nascar series and this has been carried out this for more than two years.
With new projects and new developing perspectives in the field of AM, the decision was made to start the production of LS parts to serve the US on site.
A 3D System Vanguard upgraded to CRP specifications has been purchased with the following specifications:
- 100 W Laser Power
- high Speed Laser Sintering
- intelligent thermal monitoring
- the latest temperature sensors
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