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16th April 2018, Modena

Windform materials pass flammability test

Windform family of high performance composite materials, developed by CRP USA's partner CRP Technology based in Modena, Italy, have passed the flammability UL 94 HB test and did not show degradation with VUV testing.

Windform materials by CRP Technology are said to provide excellent thermal and mechanical properties make them the most suitable laser sintering materials to meet the demands of the most competitive and advanced sectors, the company reports.

3D printed automotive intake manifold functional prototype. Material: Windform SP. © CRP Technology

Windform composite materials guarantee high standards of flexibility, elasticity, resistance (to damage from vibration, deformation, high and low temperatures, and liquids), and have been rated HB according to the flammability UL 94 test.

They were also exposed to vacuum ultraviolet radiation and did not show degradation.

Laser sintering polyamide-based carbon fibre reinforced Windform XT 2.0 and Windform SP composite materials, along with LS polyamide-based glass-fibre reinforced Windform GT and Windform LX 3.0 composite materials, have been tested for their flammability rating.

3D printed fuse holder tested under working conditions of 300V - 400A. Continuous 300V - ~120A. Material: Windform LX 3.0. © CRP Technology

The ‘Test for flammability of plastic materials for parts in devices and appliances’ UL 94 was carried out on test specimens 1 to 3 mm thickness. The result of the flammability UL 94 HB test reports Windform XT 2.0, Windform SP, Windform GT and Windform LX 3.0 have successfully obtained the HB classification.

Samples of Windform LX 3.0 and Windform SP were subjected to VUV testing by exposing to ~8 solar equivalents in LEO, with a wavelength range of 115-200 nm VUV radiation from a 30 W Hamamatsu L7292 deuterium lamp for 36 continuous hours. Test results reported “Windform SP and Windform LX 3.0 samples did not show degradation with VUV testing”.

“Both test results confirm Windform are the most appropriate composite materials for challenging and harsh applications,” said the company.

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