windform xt 2.0
The image shows the building of a CUBESAT with Additive Manufacturing with the WINDFORM XT. The project has been presented to the IAA Conference University Satellites Missions.
WINDFORM XT 2.0 is the evolution of the ground breaking high performance WINDFORM XT, the carbon fiber reinforced composite material, known for its mechanical properties, which made it particularly suitable in demanding applications such as motorsport sector, aerospace and UAV's.
WINDFORM XT 2.0 is an innovative material, and will replace the WINDFORM XT, as the "Top Level" of the current Windform range.
WINDFORM XT 2.0 improves mechanical properties compared to "traditional" WINDFORM XT, while maintaining the same workability for Laser Sintering machines in order to better fulfill the needs of Additive Manufacturing required to produce end use parts and prototypes.
WINDFORM XT 2.0 retains the matte black color of the previous version and features improvements in mechanical properties: +8% in tensile strength, +22% in tensile modulus and +46% increase in elongation at break.
WINDFORM XT 2.0 allows for the creation of accurate, reliable and durable prototypes and is perfect for functional applications.
Class of material
Polyamide based material carbon filled
WINDFORM XT 2.0 is the high-tech material for Additive Manufacturing chosen by those working in the Motorsport, Automotive (suitable for example for components under the hood, such as intake manifolds and functional cooling ducts), Air (for components UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Aerospace (useful also to create prototype satellite, such as the CubeSat) and Design, as it allows applications that are fully functional, as well as bench testing, or testing and racing on the track.
These applications are given only as an example to show the different fields of usage: the product's versatility, combined with the technology used can assure users of infinite possibilities.