CRP Technology at Rapid.Tech 2017


The Assistant Production Manager from Rapid Prototyping dept. will illustrate the paper “From racetrack to the construction of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Additive Manufacturing”.

CRP Technology will attend Rapid.Tech 2017, International Trade Show & Conference for Additive Manufacturing. The event will be held from 20th to 22nd June in Messe Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany.
Emanuele Grotti, Assistant Production Manager from Rapid Prototyping Department at CRP Technology, will illustrate on Thursday 22nd June at 11.15 (Session 1, Trade Forum Aviation) the paper “From racetrack to the construction of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Additive Manufacturing”.

The case-study describes the applications of Windform 3D printing innovative materials in Aerospace and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) SLS structures: Windform 3D Printing materials, which were originally developed for the motorsports industry, are now finding a diverse range of uses outside of the race track.
“Rapid.Tech 2017 has established itself as the leading European venue for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing. An international perspective, a high concentration of market leaders and an equally high-calibre and visionary specialist conference with prominent keynote speakers focused on practical applications will set the tone for our three days in June” says Michael Kynast, CEO of Messe Erfurt GmbH.
Over the three days of the conference, researchers, developers and end will be providing insights into the latest research findings, applications and technical developments in Additive Manufacturing.
In his keynote speech on the first day of the conference, Charles W. Hull, the inventor of 3D Printing, will give participants a first-hand view of how innovation arises and how Additive Manufacturing (AM) can be further digitized and automated using Figure 4 technology.

The second day with open with a keynote by Christoph Hansen and Steffen Schrodt of Sauber Aerodynamik on the use of Additive Manufacturing in Formula 1 racing and the resultant potential for the serial production of components and devices. On the third day, Sean Keith of GE Additive will present the ways in which this technology leader in 3D Printing in aviation is driving forward the AM revolution in the sector. Eleven Trade Forums will take a closer look at the keynote themes.

In 2016, 4,500 trade visitors and conference attendees from 19 countries, and 176 exhibitors from 17 countries, travelled to Erfurt for Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D. Both the trade show and the conference therefore set new records in 2016.

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CRP Technology Profile

CRP Technology is one of CRP Group’s specialized companies. It 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.

CRP Group

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, the marine, entertainment, 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.

Windform Materials

Windform® materials are laser sintering materials for 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing.
Windform composite SLS materials were born from the study-research of the R&D department of CRP Technology in the late 90’s. Thus, CRP Technology is the pioneer of additive manufacturing in Italy.
The SLS polyamide-based glass or carbon fiber reinforced Windform® materials can satisfy the needs of the international market of Additive Manufacturing and can guarantee originality, innovation, reliability, and mechanical performance.
Windform® materials make it possible to fabricate high performance parts for wind tunnel applications, as well as fully functional and beautifully finished parts for near endless applications.

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