CRP Technology announces the launch of Windform® RL, the first thermoplastic elastomer material within the Windform® family of materials for professional 3D Printing. Windform® RL is a durable thermoplastic elastomer material with exceptional rubber-like distinguishing features. Its mechanical characteristics make it particularly suited for Additive Manufacturing applications requiring complex geometries, and where flexible characteristics is a key requisite.
Flexible parts manufactured in Windform® RL and stiff parts in Windform® materials can be bonded together by epoxy resins or with mechanical joints. Windform® RL shows excellent durability and stability and accommodates chemical and heat resistance and combines superior tear resistance with burst strength. It is perfect for functional rubber-like prototypes and parts including gaskets or hoses and is a great material choice not only for automotive and motorsport applications requiring flexibility, but also for athletic footwear and equipment, and for all parts requiring excellent shock absorption. It also allows for the manufacturing “soft-touch” items with non-slip surfaces including handles and overmolded grips.
Windform® RL is a perfect material for simulating cast urethane, thermoplastic elastomer, rubber, and silicone parts along with complex production, F3 prototypes (prototypes to test form, fit, and function). Due to its mechanical properties, Windform® RL assures high performance sealing power. Windform® RL Seal Infiltration is a method for strengthening, coloring, and sealing Windform® RL parts. Windform® RL Seal Infiltration enhances the strength at break and creates watertight barrier. It is available in a wide range of colors.
Franco Cevolini, CEO and Technical Director for CRP Group states: “We created Windform® RL to provide complete and tailored end-to-end service to meet all customers’ needs”.