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CRP expands its arsenal of tools with the next generation of three High-performance machines

27 September 2016

Three High-Performance fields, three new challenges: CRP Group invests in the next generation of High-end machines for AM (Additive Manufacturing), CNC Machining, DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) and confirms itself as the right partner for High-Tech sectors including motorsport.

Innovation and High-quality production are key drivers of business success in High-Performing sectors, CRP knows that.

The Group seems to be acting as the spearhead for its target fields including Additive Manufacturing and High Precision CNC machining: CRP strengthens itself and expands its arsenal of tools with three High-performance machines.

CRP Technology – CRP Group’s specialized division and world leader in Additive Manufacturing with its WINDFORM® family of high-performance composite materials – has recently enlarged the production facility based in Modena, Italy, by purchasing RICOH AM S5500p, the Laser Sintering System for Additive Manufacturing of functional prototypes and end-use parts by RICOH.

RICOH AM S5500P is the future of Additive Manufacturing thanks to its High-End Additive Manufacturing technology. It is a multi-material 3D Printer with large modeling area (550x550x500 mm) enables to manufacture many components at once (e.g. parts for functional tests as well as the parts for end products which can be used in a range of industries such as Aerospace, Automotive and Medical).

RICOH AM S5500P ensures fast, flexible and cost-effective production thanks to its highly accurate and repeatable manufacturing capabilities.

“We are the first in Italy to have a multi-material 3D Printer with large modeling area – commented Franco Cevolini, CEO of CRP Group -. It allows us to make the most of the range of materials available to us, among which our WINDFORM® family of high-performance composite materials”.

CRP Meccanica’s High-Precision CNC Machining Department (based in Modena, Italy) is now supported by a new, cutting-edge machining centre by GF Machining Solutions: Mikron HPM 800U Milling Machine.

This is particularly well suited to customer segments, which produce High-Quality but also voluminous and complex mold making and production parts economically and with precision. Due to its stable construction and directly driven circular and swiveling axes, the Mikron HPM 800U can be used for anything from heavy roughing work to precise finishing work.

Mikron HPM 800U Milling Machine has been designed in view of automated pallet handling; it has also been built for speed, accuracy and reliability. The machine optimizes the milling process, which improves the process safety and the quality of the workpiece – above all in unmanned operation.

Productivity, versatility and precision are the features that prompted CRP to invest in this machine.

News from DMLS front with the largest laser melting-based 3D printer in the world.

The X line 2000R® by Concept Laser is the metal melting machine with the world’s largest build envelope (800 x 400 x 500 mm). The X line 2000R increases the build volume (from 126 l to 160 l) to produce large parts and components.

This feature, combined with the X line 2000R® 1000W dual laser, ensures high productivity and shorter completion times than machines of varying sizes from equivalent volumes .

The highlights include a rotating mechanism so that two build modules can be used reciprocally, thus guaranteeing constant production without any downtimes.

“Speed and volume are important requirements for High-Quality production – stated Franco Cevolini –. The benefits offered by X line 2000R is a decisive competitive advantage when it comes to competing, and it projects CRP Meccanica among world leaders in terms of production capacity”.

CRP Group goal is to provide qualified and tailor-made solutions to fit the needs of its High-end customers: “These investments in the field of High Performance machineries – added Franco Cevolini – clearly demonstrate our willingness to stay at the top of our areas of expertise: we believe in constant technological upgrading and increasing production capacity to offer cutting-edge services. CRP Group is a straightforward and personal partner to its customers, a partner that embraces their challenges and meets them as quick as possible with the highest product quality standards. That is what makes CRP unique and successful with a very active role in High-Tech and High End sectors as AM, CNC Machining, DMLS”.

Links to case studies:

Space application: Windform 3D Printing materials launch into Orbit on KySat-2

Motorsport application: The electrical enclosure for Nascar racecars

Automotive application: Kepler Motors Brings Titanium Uprights to the Roadway with Additive Manufacturing and CRP Groups’ Expertise

UAV application: The construction of the first “leisure drone” body in Windform

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