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CRP Technology closes successful Formnext edition featuring its newest materials

The recently launched Windform TPU and Windform XT 2.0 IMG were used to produce several functional parts on display

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The strong interest recorded for the latest innovations from CRP Technology marked the conclusion of another noteworthy edition of the Formnext exhibition for the Italian leader in functional materials for polymer PBF. CRP Technology showcased functional examples manufactured with its recently launched Windform TPU, the second rubber-like material in the Windform TOP-LINE range designed for the selective laser sintering process, and Windform XT 2.0 IMG, the first injection molding material made from 100% recycled unsintered Windform powders.

The functional components made from Windform TPU, Windform XT 2.0 IMG, and PA12 SLS Black generated significant interest among attendees. Additionally, there were numerous parts on display made from Windform SLS composites for the Aerospace and Automotive sectors. The mockup of FLYING-CAM’s Discovery UAS and Experia’s new zero-emission Green Tourer motorcycle, both featuring 3D printed parts made from Windform, garnered considerable attention and were met with great success.

CRP Technology closes successful Formnext edition featuring the recently launched Windform TPU and Windform XT 2.0 IMG materials
Experia, Energica Motor Company’s new zero-emission Green Tourer motorcycle.

Franco Cevolini, CEO and CTO of CRP Technology, reflected on the just-concluded edition, stating, “We had many visitors at our booth. Formnext reaffirmed the importance of face-to-face interaction, not only for sharing best practices but also for gaining a better understanding of customers’ challenges and collaboratively finding the most effective technological solutions for their projects. This is why we showcased our latest materials, two crucial ‘technological partners’ for companies seeking reliable, durable, and sustainable solutions. One of them is Windform TPU for Selective Laser Sintering, which fills the gap for those in need of a rubber-like material that is highly elastic, flexible, and soft. Its elongation at break, density, and shore A hardness offer unmatched values in the world of additive manufacturing. The other, Windform XT 2.0 IMG, is a groundbreaking material for injection molding, made entirely from recycled and regranulated unsintered Windform XT 2.0 for SLS, ensuring seamless material selection from prototyping to large-scale production.”

CRP’s latest materials showcased at Formnext also included PA12 SLS Black, the first nylon PA12 material from CRP for selective laser sintering which is completely black in color.

Among the cutting-edge components on display were a functional working model of Experia, Energica Motor Company’s new zero-emission Green Tourer motorcycle, and a mockup of FLYING-CAM’s UAS “Discovery.” Both were 3D printed for the Aerospace and Automotive sectors, emphasizing the durability and lightweight properties of Windform composites.

Exhibitions like Formnext not only showcase the advancements in 3D printing technology but also highlight the potential applications of 3D printed components in industries that require high-performance materials and certified production batches. The use of Windform composites in these solutions underscores the material’s ability to withstand rigorous conditions for long-lasting applications while maintaining its properties without degradation, making it a promising choice for aerospace and automotive manufacturers.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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