CRP Technology combines 3D printing and subtractive manufacturing in the construction of Bolid-E
CRP Technology got used to combine additive manufacturing technologies and subtractive techniques in the fabrication of new motorbikes. After the Ego Corsa, the manufacturer took in charge the construction of Bolid-E, a functional motorbike prototype.
A motorbike born from the collaborative work between Samsung and Energica
Unlike other manufacturers, both companies decided to bet on speed in the manufacturing of this motorbike. The fabrication required the use of SLS 3D printing and Windform® composites materials.
Front and back headlights/Tail light support have been manufactured using SLS whereas the structural support of the seat has been manufactured using high precision CNC machining.
Headlights have strong impact: with their hollow profile, emphasize the sensation of speed and getting permeated by the wind.
The headlights support is an application of great importance: it must guarantee resistance, safety and reliability, and had to be manufactured through state-of-the-art technology and using advanced materials that successfully withstand the design requirements set forth by its intended use.
Anticipating the technological demands of competitive sectors of activity
Speaking of the entrepreneurial vision of CRP Group, Franco Cevolini, CTO of CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology, and President of Energica Motor Company S.p.A., stated, “Energica was born in the Italian Motor Valley from an entrepreneurial vision of my family. From over 50 years CRP has been anticipating the technological demands of the most competitive and advanced sectors and customers, from F1 to key space industry leaders: CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology are the companies that first develop solutions that revolutionize the world”.
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