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Windform®, the most appropriate composite materials for challenging and harsh applications

04-16-2018 05:14 PM CET | Science & Education

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3D printed intake manifold functional prototype made of Windform SP

3D printed intake manifold functional prototype made of Windform SP

Windform® has passed the flammability UL 94 HB test and did not show degradation with VUV testing

Windform® family of high performance composite materials by CRP Technology are unique in the field of Additive Manufacturing: the excellent thermal and mechanical properties make them the most suitable Laser Sintering materials to meet the demands of the most competitive and advanced sectors.
Windform® composite materials guarantee high standards of flexibility, elasticity, resistance (to damage from vibration, deformation, high and low temperatures, and liquids), and have been rated HB according to the flammability UL 94 test.
They were also exposed to vacuum ultraviolet radiation and did not show degradation.

Laser Sintering polyamide-based carbon fiber reinforced Windform® XT 2.0 and Windform® SP composite materials, along with LS polyamide-based glass-fiber reinforced Windform® GT and Windform® LX 3.0 composite materials, have been tested for their flammability rating.
The “Test for flammability of plastic materials for parts in devices and appliances” UL 94 was carried out on test specimens 1 to 3 mm thickness.
The result of the flammability UL 94 HB test reports Windform® XT 2.0, Windform® SP, Windform® GT and Windform® LX 3.0 have successfully obtained the HB classification.

Samples of Windform® LX 3.0 and Windform® SP were subjected to VUV testing by exposing to ~8 solar equivalents in LEO, with a wavelength range of 115-200 nm VUV radiation from a 30 W Hamamatsu L7292 deuterium lamp for 36 continuous hours.
Test results report “Windform® SP and Windform® LX 3.0 samples did not show degradation with VUV testing”.
Both test results confirm Windform are the most appropriate composite materials for challenging and harsh applications.

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, marine, entertainment, defense, 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.

Veronica Negrelli
Press Officer CRP Group
Via Cesare Della Chiesa, 21
41126 Modena
Italy

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