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CRP Technology unveils flame-retardant Windform FR1

Oct '19
Pic: CRP Technology
Pic: CRP Technology
CRP Technology has unveiled flame-retardant Windform FR1. Intended to become a game-changing material in the field of 3D printing, Windform FR1 is the first flame retardant (UL 94 V-0 rated) material for additive manufacturing which is carbon fibre reinforced. The material combines superior mechanical properties with excellent stiffness and lightweight.

Windform FR1 is the new-born material from the Windform Top-Line family of composite materials for additive manufacturing. It has also passed successfully the FAR 25.853 12-second vertical and 15-second horizontal flammability tests as well as the 45° Bunsen burner test, and the smoke density test.

“Only a few days from the launch of a new range of Windform materials, the P-Line for HSS technology, I’m very proud to launch a new revolutionary composite material from the Windform TOP-LINE family of materials for Laser Sintering technology. Our aim is to constantly produce technological breakthroughs. With Windform FR1 we can steer you toward the proper solution for your projects,” commented Franco Cevolini, VP and CTO at CRP Technology.

Windform FR1 is halogen free polyamide-based material, that combines superior mechanical properties with excellent stiffness and lightweight. Owing to its flame-retardant quality, this high-performance polyamide based composite material is suitable for aircrafts and aerospace applications (interior parts, cockpit, cabin components, air conditioning piping, air ducts, air outlet valves); automotive and transportation parts (vehicle interiors, housing and enclosure assemblies); consumer goods and electronics (lighting, appliances) and in general for any parts requiring flame retardant rating. Windform FR1 is also ideal for high feature detail applications requiring FAR 25.853 fire retardant compliancy. Windform FR1 is also suitable for the manufacturing of components with detailed surface resolution.

“We will not stop here,” added Franco Cevolini, “we will continue our work on renewal and technological expansion in the field of additive manufacturing. Stay tuned!”

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