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.
After receipt of your order, the production process at igus® starts with an injection mould made of 3D-printed high-performance polymers or aluminium.
We make everything ready to ship and deliver your desired component as quickly as possible.
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.