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Creating a prototype is always a challenge, but CRP USA has increased the capabilities of 3D printing and additive manufacturing to make it easier with Windform materials.

CRP USA is located in the heart of NASCAR country in North Carolina, and specialises in additive manufacturing and 3D printing applications with Windform materials. CRP USA manufactures on-car and wind-tunnel components for racing teams. It has used this expertise to produce parts for the space (Satellite and CubeSat structures), entertainment and automotive industries using its proprietary Windform and additive manufacturing.

CRP USA is rethinking the use of additive manufacturing with Windform materials. In 2013, Windform XT 2.0 and Windform LX 2.0 were used by Kentucky Space Center to create a CubeSat that was successfully launched into orbit.

Key advantages of using Windform materials in space

  • With Windform additive manufacturing and 3D printing, applications are no longer limited by design-for-manufacturing constraints.
  • Parts production and prototypes with undercuts, complex features and internal cavities are easily produced, either in one piece or in multiple sections where required.
  • Windform reduces product cycle times, lowers time to market and realises ROI through reductions in production costs.
  • Windform produces finished beautiful parts that can additionally be plated or painted depending upon the application.
  • There are industries such as space that require tight specifications. With CNC machining it is possible to bring tolerance down to hundredths of millimetre. Windform parts can be CNC machined with five-axis milling centres and lathes in order to have complex and highly accurate features.
  • The combination of 3D printing and CNC machining speeds up the manufacturing process of the parts and saves time. The additive manufacturing technology is much faster than designing and producing a tool for injection moulding. Furthermore, 3D printing can give engineers more flexibility in the timeline to make design improvements.

CRP Group

The CRP Group is composed of six companies: CRP Engineering, CRP Meccanica, CRP Racing, CRP Technology, CRP Service and CRP USA.

The CRP Group is made up of specialized companies (CRP MeccanicaCRP TechnologyEnergica Motor Company, plus its US-based partner CRP USA) 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, defense, 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 center 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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