CRP Group, which makes 3D printed plastic composite components, has invested in new machines for additive manufacturing (AM), CNC machining and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS).

The first machine is the RICOH AM S5500P laser sintering system for the 3D printing of functional prototypes and end-use parts. The machine is a multi-material 3D printer with a large modeling area (550x550x500 mm) which enables it to manufacture many components at once.

‘We are the first in Italy to have a multi-material 3D Printer with a large modeling area,’ said Franco Cevolini, CEO of CRP Group. It allows us to make the most of the range of materials available to us, including our Windform family of high-performance composite materials.’

The company has also purchased a Mikron HPM 800U milling machine from GF Machining Solutions. The CNC machine can produce high-quality,voluminous and complex mold making and production parts.

Finally, the company has also invested in an X line 2000R metal melting machine with reportedly the world’s largest build envelope (800 x 400 x 500 mm), provided by Concept Laser. The X line 2000R increases the build volume (from 126 l to 160 l) to produce large parts and components. 

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