CRP Technology has launched the Windform XT 2.0 Injection Molding Grade (IMG) material, a high-performance composite material with thermoplastic matrix, PA12 based and Carbon fibers reinforced for injection molding.
100% recycled from Windform XT 2.0 industrial 3D printing material, CRP’s solution establishes that the exhausted Windform powders are not recycled with the addition of a percentage of virgin material, but are reused and properly transformed to be suitable for other technologies, which can be both traditional and additive.
“For some time we at CRP Technology have been studying an alternative and total use of those exhausted Windform powders for selective laser sintering, that fallen into disuse as they no longer meet our high quality standards,” said engineer Franco Cevolini, CEO and Technical Director of CRP Technology. “In this case we regranulated the Windform XT 2.0 powder cake, and make it suitable for injection molding technology. The test phase ended with excellent results and now we are ready to sell it to those who manufacture on large volumes basis.”
“Furthermore, the companies that use our Windform XT 2.0 IMG for production limit their carbon footprint as they are employing a 100% recycled material,” Cevolini concluded.
Windform XT 2.0 IMG formulation features premium performances ranking from high stiffness and resistance to shock to extreme details accuracy even with thin thicknesses. Its properties make it ideal for demanding applications in a variety of industries such as automotive, transport, e-mobility, agriculture, robotics and industrial design.
With the market launch of Windform XT 2.0 IMG injection molding material, CRP Technology begins to offer top-of-the-range materials for different technologies, such as injection molding grade, which permit the companies to shorten the supply chain, and save time and money. The high quality injection molded parts in Windform XT 2.0 IMG preserve same performances of prototypes realized in AM with Windform XT 2.0.