KD-1 has been shortlisted for the Consumer Application category for the TCT Awards 2017. The winner will be announced on September 27th at the inaugural TCT Awards during the three days of 2017 edition of the TCT Show. The event will be held at the prestigious Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.
KD-1 is the first 3D printed driver head made from Windform high performance 3D printing materials with precision CNC machined Titanium striking face. Manufactured by CRP Technology (CRP Group’s 3D printing specialized division) and CRP Meccanica (CRP Group’s CNC machining company). This performance driver golf club has been co-engineered by CRP Group and Krone Golf on behalf of Krone, the world leader in custom engineered golfing equipment.
We are very pleased to have been selected for the TCT Consumer Product Application Award 2017 – states Franco Cevolini, CRP Group CEO – . KD-1 is a precise example of the “CRP Method”, which allows the customer to rely entirely on us from the design phase to the delivery of the finished product. For over 45 years we have been working for the F1 world with CRP Meccanica, the CRP Group’s specialized division in precision CNC Machining, and for over 20 years we have been working in professional 3D printing field with our Windform family of reinforced materials through CRP Technology. Companies working in the F1 field have something different in their DNA: you have to work harder, faster and provide excellent service. But above all, you have to foresee customers’ needs and offer them the right solution
The TCT Awards will be a formal evening recognizing and celebrating the most innovative products, technologies and individuals in the 3DP & AM industry. With 10 award categories decided by a judging panel of AM experts and industry peers, the TCT Awards will be the most prestigious and sought-after accolades in the fastest-growing and most exciting sector of engineering.
Duncan Wood, COO, Rapid News Publications Ltd, owners of TCT, explains the thinking behind the awards categories:
Many technology awards have categories for almost all types of machines, in the end it can come down to which company pressures its users to vote for them. However, it’s not how we wanted to do things. Ultimately, technology is made great by the innovation and skills of those who use it. So, we will reward the best applications of 3D manufacturing technology in multiple areas, we feel this is a true reflection of the impact of the technologies on our world.