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Krone, a producer of custom-engineered golf equipment, selected CRP Group to provide guidance on how to combine the use of additive manufacturing and high-precision CNC machining.

By partnering with the Italian-based group, Krone was tapped into a network of companies that provide a wide range of custom solutions. Two specific divisions within CRP Group were placed on the project team: CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology.

The collaboration led to the creation of KD-1. It is a composite driver clubhead where the different materials have a specific function and structural competence.

The KD-1 body structure has been manufactured by CRP Technology’s 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing department utilising laser sintering and the innovative Windform SP additive Manufacturing material. Windform SP is a highly ductile material with top mechanical resistance. It is used where there is high stress fatigue even in time as type vibration or shock without the risk of breaking. The elasticity helps to absorb these mechanical stress.

The body has four Helicoil M4 inserts at the end to fasten the weight.

The KD-1 face (the striking surface of the head of the club) is made in Ti6AI4V: it has been CNC machined from solid and sand blasted to clean external surfaces by CRP Meccanica; the hosel was also produced in Titanium as well.

The weight is also CNC machined in brass from solid and sand blasted by CRP Meccanica.

CRP Group

The CRP Group is made up of specialised companies dedicated to providing clients with the very latest technological solutions

The CRP Group is made up of specialised companies dedicated to providing clients with the very latest technological solutions.

The CRP Group has its headquarters in Modena, Italy’s renowned motor valley.

From 1970 CRP is a pioneer in the world of international motorsports and a hub of excellence for its state-of-the-art technologies.

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, defence, and packaging.

CRP Meccanica provides High Precision CNC machining for industries as motorsports, automotive, aerospace, space and marine. It also offers services to companies that require a high level of customization and accuracy. The CNC centre at CRP Meccanica maintains the latest CNC technologies and practices in the industry.

CRP Technology offers part production for short- and low-run production, and prototyping services with advanced 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing solutions. As a material provider, CRP Technology develops, manufactures and sells its proprietary material Windform® for Laser Sintering.

Based in Mooresville, North Carolina, CRP USA is partnered with CRP group.

CRP USA resides in the heart of the southern industrial and manufacturing hub, and is surrounded by growing aerospace and motorsports communities.

CRP USA manufactures on-car and wind tunnel components for racing teams and has taken this expertise to new heights to produce parts for the space, entertainment and automotive sectors using Windform® materials and Additive Manufacturing.

In 2010 the 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. The Italian company of high-performing electric motorcycles has been chosen by Dorna as single manufacturer for FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup.

Ego Corsa, the Energica’s electric racebike for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup, will be developed through CRP Group’s know-how.

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