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Northampton, NN4 7PW

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Cost-effective, individual component thanks to injection moulding tools from the 3D printer or made of aluminium

What is the advantage of 3D-printed injection moulding tools?Injection moulds are mostly made of steel and only pay for themselves in the case of larger component quantities. igus® offers an alternative in the form of 3D-printed injection moulding tools with which you save up to 80% of costs even in the case of small quantities (1 - 500).What is the advantage of injection moulding tools made of aluminium?For component batches of between 200 and 10,000, aluminium tools can be used to make them. This lean manufacturing method saves time and money as a lengthy hardening process is not necessary.
In the case of both methods, your components are made of iglidur® high-performance polymers that are suitable e.g. for high-temperature or heavy-duty applications. In addition, both methods are suitable for the production of prototypes. Which method is more suitable for your prototypes depends on the quantity.


All igus® manufacturing methods at a glance

Overview page
special bearings

Customised bearings made of iglidur® high-performance polymers  

Find out everything about special bearings from igus®.

Injection moulding
of special bearings

Injection mould  

Best suited for quantities of: 200 to 10,000

Special bearings
made of bar stock

Bar stock made of iglidur® high-performance polymers  

Best suited for quantities of: 1 to 500

Special bearings

3D printing filaments consisting of iglidur® high-performance polymers  

Best suited for quantities of: 1 to 1000

Your tailor-made iglidur® component in only three steps!

Enquiry form with upload function  
1. Submit an enquiry

Fill in the form with some basic information.
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3D-printed injection mould next to injection mould made of aluminium  
2. We injection mould your component according to your specifications

After receipt of your order, the production process at igus® starts with an injection mould made of 3D-printed high-performance polymers or aluminium.

Delivery of your components  
3. You receive your finished product

We make everything ready to ship and deliver your desired component as quickly as possible.

iglidur® granules for making individual components  
The right material for your project!

We offer you more than 50 tribologically optimised materials for innumerable applications
in which wear-resistance is a necessity. Irrespective of whether your application is exposed
to high temperatures, contact with media or wear-intensive conditions – igus® almost always
offers a solution.

igus® sample box for special parts  
Free sample box

The box contains samples and all the important information regarding individual, i.e. customised, components.

Versatile iglidur® plain bearings  
Advantages of iglidur® materials

Each of our specially developed high-performance polymers possesses unique properties.

igus® plain bearings online shop  
igus® online shop

Here you can find all standard parts as well as numerous iglidur® materials and their properties.

igus® online tools  
Online tools

With the free online tools, you can calculate the service life of our products or configure them.  

Application examples of our customers

Produced with injection moulding: bearings that compensate tolerances, in heavy-duty agricultural equipment construction

In the case of the agricultural machine construction industry, hay rakes are subjected to continuous stress in rough conditions. No problem for igus® special parts, however: not only are they particularly wear-resistant, they are also maintenance-free and reduce assembly costs.

Printed in 3D: customised plain bearing ready for collection within hours

What do you do when an important replacement part for an exhibit suddenly goes missing on the way to the trade fair? The response of the Berlin-based company Blackcam, a manufacturer of camera motion systems, is to turn to the igus 3D printing service.

Made of bar stock: individual iglidur® component for melting probe

The "IceMole" is a melting probe, with which the polar regions, glaciers and as a long-term objective extraterrestrial regions are to be explored. For storing the ice screw, a component was needed that is water- and dirt-resistant and  thermally insulated. Therefore, a bearing is used that was made of iglidur® A180 bar stock.

Printed in 3D: maintenance-free gripper for the packaging industry

Fast availability at a low price and use under hygienic conditions were important prerequisites for this 3D-printed gripper. It is used to package cosmetic products and has the special advantage of working without additional lubrication, therefore fulfilling hygienic requirements.

Machined from bar stocks: durable and wear-resistant plain bearings for finger prosthesis

This prosthesis is an electrically powered finger. The joint at the base of the finger is moved directly via a gear motor, which carries along the middle joint via a flexible connection. All axes involved in this movement are mounted through plastic sockets made of the material iglidur® J. Altogether, 8 bearings are integrated in one finger.


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