CRP Technology has launched the Windform XT 2.0 IMG material, initiating what it says is a new era in the world of industrial production and sustainability.
Winform XT 2.0 IMG is a high-performance composite material with thermoplastic matrix, PA12-based and carbon fibres reinforced for injection moulding (IMG is the acronym for Injection Molding Grade).
It is 100% recycled from Windform XT 2.0 industrial 3D printing material.
Engineer Franco Cevolini, CEO and technical director of CRP Technology, said: “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.”
CRP’s solution establishes that the exhausted Windform powders are not recycled with the addition of a percentage of virgin material, but they are 100% reused and properly transformed to be suitable for other technologies, which can be both traditional and additive.
Cevolini added: “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.”
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 excellent properties makes it ideal for demanding application in a variety of industries such as automotive, transport, e-mobility, agriculture, robotics and industrial design.
With the launch on the market 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.
Indeed, 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
Cevolini continued: “The companies that use our Windform XT 2.0 IMG for production, limit their carbon footprint as they are employing a 100% recycled material.”