CRP Technology Debuts Windform FR1 From Family of Composite Materials

Composite material is a carbon fiber filled flame-retardant LS material that is rated V-0.

Composite material is a carbon fiber filled flame-retardant LS material that is rated V-0.

An example of 3D printed parts (functional air conditioning piping) via LS technology and Windform FR1. The technology and composite material Windform FR1 allow for thin parts and for components that can be CNC machined. Image courtesy of CRP Technology.

CRP Technology's Windform FR1 (FR stands for flame retardant) is a new material from the Windform Top-Line family of composite materials for additive manufacturing. It is a flame retardant (UL 94 V-0 rated) material for additive manufacturing that is carbon fiber reinforced. It is also passed successfully the FAR 25.853 12-second vertical and 15-second horizontal flammability tests as well as the 45° Bunsen burner test.

“Only a few days from the launch of a new range of Windform materials, the P-LINEfor HSS technology,” says Franco Cevolini, VP and CTO at CRP Technology, [and] I’m very proud to launch a new revolutionary composite material from the Windform Top-Line family of materials for laser sintering technology.”

Windform FR1 is a halogen-free polyamide-based material that combines superior mechanical properties with stiffness and light weight.

Owing to its flame-retardant quality, this high-performance polyamide based composite material is suitable for aircraft 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,” adds Cevolini. “We will continue our work on renewal and technological expansion in the field of additive manufacturing.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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