CRP Technology Unveils a New Polyamide Based Material

  • “When flexibility and strength cannot be compromised”: WINDFORM® FX BLACK, the new cutting-edge material for professional 3D Printing is here
  • Its characteristics make it the ideal partner for High-Performance applications

Modena, Italy, September 2016 – CRP Technology, a leader in the field of Additive Manufacturing, launches WINDFORM® FX BLACK, the new material within the WINDFORM family of materials for professional 3D Printing.

WINDFORM® FX BLACK is a new generation polyamide based composite material with a dark black color. Its mechanical characteristics make it particularly suited for Additive Manufacturing applications.

Its features are outstanding: WINDFORM® FX BLACK is characterized by exceptional resistance to repeated bending and torsion, and excellent impact resistance even at low temperatures.

Photo courtesy of CRP

Photo courtesy of CRP

“It is thanks to this feature that WINDFORM® FX BLACK is suitable for applications for winter sports industry” explains Franco Cevolini, CEO of CRP Group. Its consistency and behavior are similar to polypropylene and ABS injection moulded parts. No post-production treatments are needed, as the material has an excellent surface finish in its sintered state. Any additional manual finishing improves its polish. “We also recommend it for design applications that require a strong visual impact. CRP lends form and substance to everyone’s most creative ideas with WINDFORM® FX BLACK” notes Franco Cevolini.

WINDFORM® FX BLACK is perfect not only for flexible components with fine details, but also for creating accurate, reliable, and long lasting prototypes. It can be considered a highly valuable material in various functional applications and parts with living hinges or clip fittings. It is also suitable for ducting of complex shapes, or for thin walled connectors with snap-fit systems. The versatility of the product combined with the technology used, allows for near endless possibilities.

Video courtesy of CRP Group

About CRP Group
CRP Group
is a straightforward and personal partner to its customers, a partner that embraces their challenges and meets them as quick as possible with the highest product quality standards.  That is what makes CRP unique and successful with a very active role in High-Tech and High End sectors as Additive Manufacturing.

CRP Group is headquartered in Modena, Italy. The Group is made up of specialized companies (CRP Technology, CRP Service, CRP Meccanica, plus its US-based partner CRP USA) dedicated to providing clients with the very latest technological solutions. With more than 45 years of experience in the world of F1 and more than 20 years of experience in Additive Manufacturing, CRP Group is distinguished by its know-how in specific application fields including but not limited to: automotive and motorsports, design, aerospace, UAVs, the marine, entertainment, and packaging.

In 2010 CRP Group decided to invest in the new field of sustainable vehicles by creating Energica. CRP Group acted as a technology and financial incubator, and it is still today the lead investor of Energica Motor Company, since it has become an independent entity.

CRP Technology is one of CRP Group’s specialized companies. It offers part production for short- and low-run production, and prototyping services with advanced 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing solutions.

As a material provider, CRP Technology develops, manufactures and sells its proprietary material Windform® for Laser Sintering. Based in Mooresville, North Carolina, CRP USA is partnered with CRP group. CRP USA resides in the heart of the southern industrial and manufacturing hub, and is surrounded by growing aerospace and motorsports communities.

CRP USA manufacturers on-car and wind tunnel components for racing teams and has taken this expertise to new heights to produce parts for the space, entertainment and automotive sectors using Windform® materials and Additive Manufacturing.

WINDFORM® Materials
Windform® materials are laser sintering materials for 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing.

Windform composite SLS materials were born from the study-research of the R&D department of CRP Technology in the late 90’s. Thus, CRP Technology is the pioneer of additive manufacturing in Italy. The SLS polyamide-based glass or carbon fiber reinforced WINDFORM® materials can satisfy the needs of the international market of Additive Manufacturing and can guarantee originality, innovation, reliability, and mechanical performance.

WINDFORM®materials make it possible to fabricate high performance partsfor wind tunnel applications, as well as fully functional and beautifully finished parts for near endless applications.

Source: CRP Group

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