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Windform SP, a new state-of-the-art material with superior technical characteristics

News International-French

21 Sep 2012

CRP Technology is launching a new state-of-the-art material in the field of polyamide based materials: the Windform SP.  Its superior characteristics make it the ideal partner for a series of applications, not just for the motorsport industry.

Windform® SP is a composite polyamide based carbon filled material characterised by deep black colour and it can be considered a “Top” level material within the polyamide Windform® materials for 3D Printing and additive manufacturing.


CRP Technology, leader in the field of 3D printing and additive manufacturing for more than 15 years, is pleased to present this new material which has excellent mechanical properties. In addition it has the advantage of increased resistance to shocks, vibrations and deformations. This material shows increases in impact strength and elongation at break. Moreover the Windform® SP retains its excellent thermal properties and resistance to high temperature.


On an aesthetic level, Windform®SP enhances the black colour. This aesthetic factor makes it particularly suitable for design applications too. Another important element of this material is represented by its waterproof properties and therefore its resistance to absorption of liquids and moisture.


Moreover, the new material is also suitable to create reliable prototypes and is perfect for functional applications in motorsports, automotive (suitable for example for components under the hood, such as intake manifolds), Air (components for UAV , Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and aerospace design, since it allows applications fully functional as well as dyno tests, track tests and development of pre-serie parts. The new Windform® SP is now available for the production of parts and can also be purchased directly in the powder form.


Nevertheless, CRP Technology’s initiatives don’t end here. Among the services developed by the company from Modena, specializing in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology, we find the professional metallization and painting service for Windform prototypes. The prototyping department of CRP Technology is now able to offer an extra service to its customers.


The metallization and painting create an impressive effect. Above all they are necessary for products which need to be aesthetically pleasing. The applications of these two treatments can be diverse, from the automotive industry to industrial design. The goal is to have a product with the performance of Windform materials together and be aesthetically pleasing at the same time.


The application fields of metallization on our Windform materials are numerous: For the automotive industry, parabolic headlights, external components (radiator grilles, door handles, rear view mirrors,  window frames), internal components (door handles, air vent frames, gear stick frames, and moldings in general); components for the lighting industry (parabolas and reflector lamps) and for  industrial design, from household accessories and furnishing (cutlery, door handles), to telephones (mobile phone covers and keypads) and fashion (jewellery and costume jewellery).


Standard production times are approximately 4 working days in addition to the time it takes to assemble the prototypes. In regards to the painting, CRP Technology has a suction bench to provide painted prototypes of a medium size (500X500mm) for presentations, product launches, exhibitions and assembly testing in general. If requested by the client and depending on the RAL color, CRP Technology is able to deliver the prototypes already painted, depending on the available RAL colors. When it comes to the painting, the applications are numerous, from industrial design to consumer products, for example childrens’ toys and in general all items produced which have an aesthetic function.