studies carried out by CRP Technology from 1996 have changed the scenario of Rapid Prototyping introducing a new concept of Additive Manufacturing
and 3D Printing : WINDFORM® materials
have allowed the technology of selective laser sintering (SLS) in order to realize high performing
parts for wind tunnel applications as well as finished
and functional parts
. All WINDFORM® materials can be CNC machined
The development of the Windform®
line is due to the need to introduce in the market more performing Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing
materials with properties able to distinguish them as the main SLS materials
materials can be CNC machined and processed with tooling machines if necessary, for example to obtain plans and seats with narrow tolerances.
The development of the Windform® line is due to the need to introduce in the market of Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing
more suitable materials compared to those available, with particular structural properties. For this reason Windform®
powders are different and can be considered as the main LS materials for 3D Printing
in high-performing applications.
The range of WINDFORM® polyamide materials is composed of different kind of powders, patent-pending and with trademark, developed by the R&D department of CRP and sold worldwide. Windform® SP
- is a composite polyamide based carbon filled material characterised by deep black colour and it can be considered a "Top" level material within the polyamide Windform materials for 3D Printing and additive manufacturing.
This material shows increases in impact strength and elongation at break. Moreover the Windform® SP
retains its excellent thermal properties and resistance to high temperature.
Windform® GT - NEW -
Polyamide-based material with fiber glass.
HDT (1.82 Mpa) 169,4 °C
UTS 56,21 Mpa
Elastic Modulus 3289,80 Mpa
The WINDFORM GT
is an absolute new product in the family of polyamide materials for the additive manufacturing not only aesthetically, but also in terms of performance, because it differs from the other WINDFORM powders thanks to its higher flexibility.
® XT 2.0 -
Polyamide-based material filled with carbon fiber
HDT (1.82 Mpa) 173,4 °C
UTS 83,84 Mpa
Elastic Modulus 8928,2 MpaWindform XT 2.0
retains the matte black color of the previous version and features improvements in mechanical properties: +8% in tensile strength
, +22% in tensile modulus
and +46% increase in elongation at break