CRP Technology, CRP Group's specialized division in additive manufacturing (both in Modena, Italy), has enlarged its production facility by purchasing a Ricoh AM S5500p laser sintering system for additive manufacturing of functional prototypes and end-use parts. The system is a multi-material 3D printer with large modeling area (550 × 550 × 500mm) to enable manufacturing many components at once.
CRP is said to be the first in Italy to have a multi-material 3D printer with large modeling area, allowing it to make the most of the range of materials available to them, including the company's Windform high-performance composite materials.
CRP Meccanica's high-precision CNC machining department has added an X line 2000R from Concept Laser (Lichtenfels, Germany), a laser metal melting machine with a 800 × 400 × 500mm build envelope. The machine increases the build volume to produce large parts and components. This feature, combined with the X line 2000R 1000W dual laser, ensures high productivity and shorter completion times than machines of varying sizes from equivalent volumes. A rotating mechanism allows two build modules to be built reciprocally, guaranteeing constant production without any downtimes.
The department also added a GF Machining Solutions Mikron HPM 800U milling machine, which produces high-quality, voluminous, and complex mold making and production parts economically and with precision.
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