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CRP Technology has produced an unusual tennis racket grip in association with two students from the Rimini Academy of Fine Arts. The company played a key role in the project by constructing the prototype using its Windform materials.

The main aim was to make the grip more aerodynamic and responsive, combined with distinctive styling. As well as their striking appearance, the remodelled parts also incorporate the results of aerodynamic research intended to improve the player’s match performance.

The prototype was designed by breaking the tennis racket down into its three fundamental parts: the handle, the neck and the head. Structural variants were developed for each part. At the same time, work was carried out on the entire frame to achieve maximum uniformity and balance.

Key benefits of product application

  • The changes made have reportedly delivered fundamental improvements in the racket’s performance.
  • Thanks to the professional printers installed in the additive manufacturing department, it was possible to create the racket as a single monolithic piece. It was constructed in Windform XT 2.0.
  • This material is popular with those working in the motorsport and space industries thanks to its excellent mechanical properties.
  • Carbon fibre filled and polyamide based, Windform XT 2.0 is resistant to stresses and damage and is very lightweight.

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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