Time is a precious resource, particularly in F1.
Additive Manufacturing procedures (Layer Manufacturing Technique) allow a finished mock up to be obtained in a short amount of time, in order to make functional, fluid-aerodynamic, fitting and assembling tests.
For instance, a 1 to 1 scale aerodynamic model, complete with rear mirrors and helmet, has been realized for F1 wind tunnel testing.
is a pioneer in RP applications, having started in 1996 with the rapid prototyping technology analysis, when it was almost unknown in Italy, and it developed new cutting edge materials..
CRP Racing can count on this technology to get in few hours a finished sample.
High mechanical and thermal properties of the materials developed by CRP Technology
allow a shift from simple concept models to finished parts.
These materials are called Windform
: and have been developed by the CRP R&D dept
and commercialised worldwide, are used for the majority of parts produced for wind tunnels models, and from F1 to MotoGP.
The worldwide interest in CRP’s research has enabled the company to create in 2001 a specific department for new materials development, managed directly by CRP Technology
Material Engineer and Technical Director, Franco Cevolini. The Windform
family materials can count now on a variety of powders.