Our 3D-printing service uses powders and filaments that have been proven to last up to 50 times longer than standard 3D printing materials inside moving applications. We extensively test our engineered composite plastic iglidur® materials to ensure every 3D-printed wear part or component offers exceptional wear resistance. All igus® 3D printed wear parts are low-friction, maintenance-free and self-lubricating. We produce 3D-printed components for prototypes and small batches, no minimum order quantity required!Would you like more information about the our 3D printing or do you need an individual consultation? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
I have a 3D model of the required component and would like to order it online from igus in the print service and have it manufactured within one to three days.
I would like to print components myself and am looking for wear-resistant materials suitable for use in FDM, laser sintering and DLP printers.
I know my application and would like to use the CAD configurator to configure and download an individual 3D model for various designs.
Get practical tips on designing functional parts for manufacture in the 3D printing service that will help extend your part's service life.
In the igus test laboratory, we always conduct tests to determine our materials' wear resistance. The results form the basis of our service life calculators. You too can use them to calculate your printed components' expected service life in just a few clicks.
With the innovative MULTI changeover system, Thyssenkrupp has invented a pioneering lift system for skyscrapers. Its linear drive moves cabins in a continuous loop, allowing them to travel not only vertically and horizontally, but also at a slant. In this application, complex 3D printed plain bearings made of the iglidur i3 wear-resistant plastic were used due to their fast availability and outstanding guiding characteristics.
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, thus fulfilling hygienic requirements.
Our individual requirements were implemented perfectly, and our new accelerator ring for flat, sporty steering wheels works smoothly thanks to 3D printed low-friction plastic parts. We are pleased with the very fast, solution-oriented co-operation.
Easelink, a Graz-based company, has developed "matrix charging", a charging system consisting of two components: A charging pad connected to the mains is installed in the parking spot. A connector on the bottom of the e-car drops down when the car is parked over the pad. The charging process starts automatically, without the driver having to connect a cable.To keep prototype development cost-effective while maintaining high quality, Easelink uses the igus® 3D printing service.
Inspired by Formula 1, the "Formula Student Germany" design competition pits student teams against each other. One of the parts the Formula Student Team from Weingarten near Ravensburg needed to construct their racing cars was customised plastic pinions. The igus 3D printing service produced these components quickly from wear-resistant iglidur material.
When pianos are built traditionally, most of their parts are made of wood. Since this classic material is frequently impaired by temperature fluctuations and moisture, the instruments must be frequently maintained. Phoenix Pianos has decided to modernise piano-building, integrating new manufacturing methods and materials. By using hammers printed from high-performance polymer, the engineers were able not only to extend component service life and improve precision, but also to enhance sound quality.
We have materials for SLS printing, Multi-material printing and layer printing.
Discover the various manufacturing methods of 3D printing offered by igus®
Find out about the individual parts you can make out of our 3D printing materials.
igus® uses the EOS Formiga P110. In principle, the tribo-materials iglidur® I3-PL and iglidur® I6-PL should be able to be processed on laser sintering 3D printers with CO2 lasers, if the printing parameters can be adjusted. Due to the different absorption of the laser energy, it is not suitable for low-cost systems such as Sinterit Lisa or Formlabs Fuse 1. The iglidur® I8-ESD-PL is suitable for this due to its black colour.
iglidur® I3 has the longest service life of all igus® 3D printing materials in tests with spur gears. For worm gears, iglidur® I6 is better suited due to the sliding relative movement between the counter partners.
Due to the large number of systems available on the market, no clear recommendation can be made. Basically, the printer should have a sufficiently large and closed installation space as well as a heated print bed. In addition, a print head with two nozzles, or two independent print heads that can heat up to 300°C, is recommended. The device should also be freely configurable, i.e. the processing parameters should be adjustable and it should be possible to process filaments from third-party manufacturers. You should be able to process our filaments on most common printers without any problems.