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23 Oct 2017

Sponsored news - CRP Group and Krone Golf merge additive and subtractive manufacturing to create the world’s most advanced driver

Golf driver KD-1 co-engineered by CRP and Krone golf
KD-1 is the first Windform SP 3D Printed driver club head with CNC machined Titanium surface.

Titanium and composites materials have been used in the golf industry for nearly 20 years. However, very little has been done over the years to take full advantage of how they are used to optimize the design or part performance. Most efforts have been to reduce cost and increase output: titanium parts are typically cast, stamped, or forged as well as composites are laid up by hand using “pre-preg” (pre-impregnated) and cured by compression molding or in an autoclave.

In order to create the world’s most advanced high-performance golf equipment, it is needed to achieve three things: Break out of the traditional “mass produced” manufacturing techniques. Use the most innovative materials and high tech processes. Join with industry leaders in manufacturing.

CRP Group is the right partner to provide guidance on how to combine the use of Additive Manufacturing and High-Precision CNC machining to develop a golf driver that sets a new standard for quality and performance.
By partnering with the Italian-based group, you are tapped into a network of companies that provide a wide range of custom solution.

You can obtain many advantages with High Precision CNC Machining and Additive Manufacturing technologies with Windform materials: CNC machining allows to control tightly the thicknesses in critical areas. Additive manufacturing allows to create very stiff lightweight structures and 3D lattice geometries that were never before possible.

The combination of 3D printing and CNC machining leads to speed up the manufacturing process of the parts and save time. The additive manufacturing technology is much faster than designing and producing a tool for injection molding. Furthermore, 3D Printing can give engineers more flexibility in the timeline to make design improvements.