CRP Technology and Windform Materials Headline the JEC World 2017

  • For the second year in a row CRP Technology has been invited to attend as exhibitor to showcase amazing 3D printing applications

It is the largest international gathering of composites professionals. End-users are definitely the focus of interest: This is JEC World, the show that covers the whole composites value chain from raw material to processors and final products. The 2017 edition runs from 14 to 16 March at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris.

For the second year in a row CRP Technology has been invited to attend as exhibitor to showcase the latest innovations in the field of additive manufacturing with Windform high performance materials.

The 3D printed applications are: two generative orthoses made in collaboration with MHOX Generative Design studio, the main structure (with single arms) of Bebop 2 drone’s functional prototype, Automotive intake manifold functional prototype.

Windform 3D Printed Orthosis (Photo courtesy of CRP)

Windform 3D Printed Orthosis (Photo courtesy of CRP)

Generative orthoses and Bebop 2 drone’s body are manufactured in polyamide based glass fiber reinforced composite material Windform® GT. It combines optimal characteristics of elasticity, ductility, and resistance to impact. It is also a not electrically conductive material and waterproof material, with resistance to the absorption of moisture and liquids. It has passed both the patch epicutaneous test and the analysis performed on the leaching liquid (it can be used to create devices which can be applied on skin).

Automotive intake manifold is made from Windform® SP, composite polyamide based material carbon filled. It has excellent mechanical properties with the addition of increased resistance to shock, vibrations, and deformation. Windform® SP has waterproof properties, and it is resistant to absorption of liquids and moisture.

Generative orthoses and Bebop 2 drone’s body are on display at Better Living Innovation Planet (Hall 5A), Automotive intake manifold functional prototype is at the Automotive & Land Transportation Innovation Planet (Hall 6).

Automotive Intake Manifold (Photo courtesy of CRP)

Automotive Intake Manifold (Photo courtesy of CRP)

The Innovation Planets illustrate four major applicative markets: Aerospace, Construction & Building, Automotive & Land Transportation and Better Living including energy, sustainability, sports & leasure, medical, consumer goods.

They display the latest innovations, the best use of composites and will propose a range of discussions and workshops for additional networking opportunities. The Planets aim at demonstrating how inevitable and fundamental the composites are in the conception for end users’ innovations.

About CRP
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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