Italian electric motorbike maker Energica is back to participate in the opening ceremony of the 2019 FIM Enel MotoE World Cup which begins in July this year.
In March, the MotoE World Cup suffered a setback when all eighteen bikes participating in the event, including the Ego Corsa of Energica, were destroyed by fire in the city of Jerez, Spain, where the bikes were housed. Thanks to help from CRP Group’s subsidiaries, 3D printing materials manufacturer CRP Technology and construction services provider CRP Meccanica, Energica is now ready to participate in the Cup.
CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology CEO Franco Sevolini commented, “The next day after the fire broke out in Jerez, it was clearly known that a special effort was to be made: Now, as Energica’s technical partners, I am very proud of I can say we did it!”
Crp technology windform material
Headquartered in Modena, Energica is a subsidiary of the CRP Group, which includes CRP Technology, CRP Meccanica and CRP USA. Energica manufactures 100% electric motorbikes that are partially 3D printed using Windform, a material owned by CRP Technology.
Used in automotive, aerospace and medical applications, windform can be 3D printed and CNC machined. Since its first release, CRP has added to the range of windform materials which now includes the P-Line range for high speed sintering.
In addition to R&D and materials manufacturing, CRP Technology and CRP Meccanica also provide machining services such as CNC machining and 3D printing. In its rapid prototyping department, CRP Technology uses 3D systems and twenty-five industrial 3D printers from Ricoh, among other manufacturers.
Recover from fire
So far the bike manufacturer Energica has released four models: Eva, Ego, EsseEsse9, and Ego Corsa.
Energica is participating in the upcoming FIM Enel MotoE World Cup with Ego Corsa Motorbikes. After the fire, the partners were challenged with rebuilding the bike in just two months. Having succeeded in this feat, Cevolini called it “a true miracle”.
“Since the early hours after the unfortunate incident,” Sevolini said, “CRP Mechanica and CRP Technology have supported him in meeting his challenge with Energica.”