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CRP Technology launches Windform XT 2.0 IMG from used SLS powders

A high performance material for injection molding, 100% derived from TOP-LINE range for 3D printing

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CRP Technology launched the Windform XT 2.0 IMG material, initiating a new industrial production and sustainability era.

Winform XT 2.0 IMG is a high-performance composite material with a thermoplastic matrix, PA12-based and carbon fiber reinforced for injection molding (IMG is the acronym for Injection Molding Grade).

It is 100% recycled from Windform XT 2.0 industrial 3D printing material.

Engineer Franco Cevolini, CEO and Technical Director of CRP Technology, said, “For some time we at CRP Technology have been studying an alternative and total use of those exhausted Windform powders for selective laser sintering, that fallen into disuse as they no longer meet our high-quality standards.”

CRP’s solution establishes that the exhausted Windform powders are not recycled with the addition of a percentage of virgin material, but they are 100% reused and properly transformed to be suitable for other technologies, which can be both traditional and additive. “In this case – continues Franco Cevolini – we re-granulated the Windform XT 2.0 powder cake, and made it suitable for injection molding technology.

The test phase ended with excellent results and now we are ready to sell it to those who manufacture on large volumes basis.”

Windform XT 2.0 IMG formulation features premium performances ranking from high stiffness and resistance to shock to extreme details accuracy even with thin thicknesses. Its excellent properties make it ideal for demanding applications in a variety of industries such as automotive, transport, e-mobility, agriculture, robotics and industrial design.

With the launch on the market of Windform XT 2.0 IMG injection molding material, CRP Technology has begun to offer top-of-the-range materials for different technologies, such as injection molding grade, which enables companies to shorten the supply chain and save time and money. Injection molded parts in Windform XT 2.0 IMG preserve the same performances of prototypes realized in AM with Windform XT 2.0

“Furthermore – Franco Cevolini adds – companies that use our Windform XT 2.0 IMG for production, limit their carbon footprint as they are employing a 100% recycled material.”

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