CRP highlights some of the carbon-composite and aluminum structures it helped produce for the Energica Bolid-E, introduced at EICMA 2018.
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The mobility revolution on two wheels has begun. At EICMA 2018 Bolid-E has been introduced, a functional motorbike prototype conceived by Energica Motor Company S.p.A.
It is linked to Smart Ride, the cutting-edge project managed and developed in all its phases in Italy by Samsung Electronics Italia and Energica, which offers a new way of experiencing motorbikes.
Designed starting from the electric old-style Eva EsseEsse9 (the newly proclaimed Best Electric Bike of the Year 2018), Bolid-E is a speed machine which boosts the concept of speed. Bolid-E is a futuristic motorbike in which Samsung Electronics Italia technologies and Energica’s expertise came together successfully.
Bolid-E presents parts and applications manufactured by CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology, the leading companies -respectively- in the field of subtractive manufacturing (high precision CNC machining) and additive manufacturing technologies (professional 3D printing and Selective Laser Sintering with Windform® composites materials) lead by Livia and Franco Cevolini.
The strong relationship between CRP Meccanica, CRP Technology and Energica Motor Company is strengthened in Bolid-E. 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”.
Parts manufactured by CRP: Professional 3D Printing used for headlights support
Many components and parts were manufactured by CRP Technology, such as front and back headlights/Tail light support. 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.
For the construction of the Bolid-E front and back headlights support, Energica engineers and designers relied on Selective Laser Sintering technology and Windform XT 2.0 Carbon-composite material, both supplied by CRP Technology.
High precision CNC machining for structural support of the seat
Many parts of the Bolid-E motorbike functional prototype have been manufactured by CRP Meccanica via Subtractive Manufacturing and high precision CNC machining. Among these, the structural support of the seat. It is made of Aluminum alloy.