Flame-retardant composite developed for additive manufacturing
CRP Technology’s Windform FR1 is a carbon fiber-filled flame retardant material for use with laser sintering.
CRP Technology’s (Modena, Italy) Windform FR1 is a carbon fiber-filled flame retardant material for use with laser sintering, the latest addition to the company’s Windform TOP-LINE family.
The company says Windform FR1 is the first flame retardant (UL 94 V-0 rated) material for additive manufacturing which is carbon fiber-reinforced. It has also passed the FAR 25.853 12-second vertical and 15-second horizontal flammability tests as well as the 45° Bunsen burner test.
Windform FR1 is halogen-free polyamide-based material, said to combine high stiffness with light weight. It is designed for a variety of high-performance applications where flame retardant qualities are required, including aerospace, automotive, transportation, consumer goods or electronics parts. Windform FR1 is also reportedly suitable for the manufacturing of components with detailed surface resolution.
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