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KEY 1: Keynote Speech 1 (Franco CEVOLINI)
Tuesday, 27/Jun/2017:
10:00am - 10:55am

Location: Aula Convegni (first floor)
From Racetrack to Road - How CRP Group and Windform® composite SLS materials drive manufacturing

Session Abstract

The CRP Group since its establishment has excelled for its pioneering nature in manufacturing, by continuously innovating products and processes. Born as a company for high precision CNC machining in the motorsports sector, the CRP Group has expertly evolved over the past four decades, anticipating unique manufacturing solutions worldwide. The CRP Group has been among the first to adopt extensively Additive Manufacturing technology in Europe and developed Windform®, some of the international market’s most high-performance Laser Sintering composite materials, in use for more than 20 years in the most demanding applications for the motorsports, space, automotive, design and UAV industries. With more than 45 years of experience in the world of F1 and more than 20 years of experience in Additive Manufacturing, the Group is distinguished by its know-how in specific application fields such as the development and production of end-use components and functional prototypes with Laser Sintering technology, and a wide range of services and processes as Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), High-precision CNC Machining. CRP Group manufacturing technology leading edge led to the development of the first electric racebike, the eCRP, from which the company started the electric program. It recently has given rise to Energica Motor Company, the sustainable subsidiary of CRP Group and the first Italian manufacturer of high performing electric motorcycles. Dr Cevolini, CEO and Technical director of CRP Group will talk about his experience and views for the future of Additive Manufacturing and Windform®, and how CRP Group manufacturing excellence has driven the development of the innovative Energica high performing electric motorcycles.

Short Bio: Eng. Franco Cevolini is actually CEO and Technical Director of the CRP Group and chairman of the Energica Motor Company S.p.A. He was born in Modena, Italy. He attended University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and graduated in Engineering (Materials Engineering). In November 1996 he established CRP Technology as a spin off of Roberto Cevolini & Company, inheriting his father’s thirty-years experience and know-how in high precision CNC machining. Franco Cevolini was appointed as the company’s new Chairman. In 1999 he pioneered integrated engineering development, rapid prototyping and 3D Printing processes creating a new family of high-performance composite materials: the Windform® 3D Printing materials for additive manufacturing. After that, he joined Minardi Team in order to develop the first ever gearbox made in titanium alloy cast. In the following years the company became one of the leader in the production of 3D Printing materials, high-performing CNC machining and 3D Printing service department.

Today the company has become CRP Group, which is made up of specialized companies (CRP Technology, CRP Service, CRP Meccanica, plus its US-based partner CRP USA) involved in high precision CNC machining, 3D Printing, production and selling of Windform® composite SLS materials and other cutting edge technologies. Eng. Franco Cevolini is CEO and Technical Director of the Group, which continues to be a reference partner of the Racing Industry, and he is personally involved in the R&D, 3D Printing and CNC machining Department of CRP Group. CRP Group is the lead investor of Energica Motor Company, the sustainable subsidiary of CRP Group and the first Italian manufacturer of high performing electric motorcycles. In January 2016 Energica Motor Company S.p.A. debuted on AIM Italia – Alternative Investment Market (Mercato Alternativo del Capitale), a multilateral trading facility by Borsa Italiana S.p.A.

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