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Wear-resistant 3D printing polymers

The best materials for moving applications


► Up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than regular 3D printing materials
► Special polymers with ESD properties, food conformity, chemicals and heat resistance
► Abrasion-resistant and self-lubricating thanks to integrated solid lubricants

Materials for laser sintering printing

iglidur i3

iglidur I3 SLS material ⇒ Precision: ± 0.1mm ⇒ Flexural strength: 65N/mm²

  • High wear resistance and great strength for sliding applications and gears
  • Best seller in 3D printing service

iglidur i6

iglidur I6 laser sintering material ⇒ Precision: ± 0.1mm ⇒ Flexural strength: 44N/mm²

  • High abrasion resistance
  • Very tough
  • Maximum service life for worm gear applications
  • Compliant with the FDA and EU 10/2011 food-specific regulations

iglidur® i6-BLUE

blue laser sintering powder iglidur i6-BLUE food safe

  • Food compliant according to FDA and EU Regulation 10/2011
  • Blue colour for optical detectability
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Tough

iglidur i8-ESD

iglidur I8-ESD anti-static plastic for 3D printing ⇒ Precision: ± 0.1mm ⇒ Flexural strength: 44N/mm²

  • Electrostatically dissipative (ESD)
  • Increased rigidity
  • Colour: black (continuous)

iglidur i10

iglidur chemical-resistant polymer for 3D printing

  • High chemical resistance
  • Compliant with the FDA and EU 10/2011 food-specific regulations
  • Ideal for the food  and electroplating industries
  • Available from the 3D printing service in three to five days


Plastics for use in molten layers

iglidur i150

iglidur I150 wear-resistant filament ⇒ Precision: ± 0.2mm ⇒ Flexural strength: 43N/mm²

  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Filament best seller
  • Cost-effective all-rounder
  • Ideal for low surface speeds
  • Food compatible according to EU10/2011

iglidur i151

iglidur I151 food-compatible 3D print filament

  • Compliant with the FDA and EU 10/2011 food-specific regulations
  • Optically detectable thanks to its blue colour
  • Can be processed with any printer
  • Available from the 3D printing service within three days

iglidur i190

iglidur I190 wear-resistant 3D printing material ⇒ Precision: ± 0.2mm ⇒ Flexural strength: 70N/mm²

  • Excellent wear and abrasion properties
  • Flexural strength 80MPa
  • Up to 50 times the abrasion resistance of ABS
  • Continuous application temperature of up to 90°C

iglidur i180

iglidur I180 wear-resistant filament ⇒ Precision: ± 0.2mm ⇒ Flexural strength: 40N/mm²

  • In black or white
  • Very good wear and abrasion properties
  • High stability and flexibility
  • Continuous application temperature of up to 80°C

iglidur J260

iglidur J260 especially strong, wear-resistant 3D printing material ⇒ Precision: ± 0.2mm ⇒ Flexural strength: 27N/mm²

  • Greater chemical resistance
  • Improved wear resistance at the upper application temperature
  • Temperature-resistant up to 120°C
  • Maximum tribo-filament service life
  • Very good coefficient of friction at low and medium loads

iglidur A350

iglidur A350 heat-resistant and food-safe filament according to FDA ⇒ Precision: ± 0.2mm ⇒ Flexural strength: 48N/mm²

  • Food safe according to EU 10/2011 and FDA
  • Suitable for autoclave
  • Temperature-resistant up to 180°C (in continuous use)
  • Flame-retardant according to UL94-V0 

iglidur RW370

iglidur RW370 extremely heat-resistant and strong filament ⇒ Precision: ± 0.2mm ⇒ Flexural strength: 61N/mm²

  • Maximum tribo-filament service life
  • Flame-retardant according to UL94-V0 and DIN EN 45545
  • Flexural strength 91MPa
  • Continuous application temperature of up to 170°C


Polymers for structural components

igumid P150

Fibre-reinforced igumid P150 3D printing filament

  • Flexural strength 87MPa, flexural modulus 5 GPa
  • Extremely robust and rigid with fibre reinforcement
  • Not self-lubricating, structural material for lightweight components

igumid P190

Fibre-reinforced igumid P190 3D printing filament

  • Flexural strength 237MPa, flexural modulus 11.5GPa
  • Extremely robust and rigid with fibre reinforcement
  • Not self-lubricating, structural material for lightweight components


Multi-material printing

4K: four-component printing

3D multi-material printing

  • Ideal for lightweight construction
  • Sliding elements used only where they are needed
  • Inseparably connected layers
  • iglidur i150 combined with igumid P150
  • iglidur i190 combined with igumid P190

3D isense

3D printing with sensors

  • 3D printing with sensors
  • iglidur i150 or iglidur i180 with an integrated sensor layer
  • Warning when the wear limit is reached
  • Warning when overload occurs
  • Rapid production in a single work step

Finishing: smoothing, colouring and mechanical rework

► Smoothing

Components manufactured with the laser sintering process can be subsequently smoothed. A surcharge will be applied. The methods available are chemical smoothing and vibratory finishing. 
In both cases, the wall must be at least 1mm thick to ensure your component's stability and correct manufacture.
 
In chemical smoothing, the component is treated with a chemical after 3D printing. This softens and smoothes the rough surface typical of laser sintering components. This also seals the surface.
 
In tumbling, the component is placed in a container with abrasives after 3D printing, and the movement of the abrasives and the component relative to each other smooths the surface.

As a rule, the surface of components manufactured by laser sintering have scarcely any effect on their sliding properties. Friction smooths the surface after just a few cycles, so additional smoothing is not absolutely necessary.
 
This friction test compares plain bearing bushes that were laser sintered from ⬛ PA12 and iglidur i3. Besides the fact that the iglidur i3 bearing's coefficient of friction is twice as good as that of PA12 plain bearings, the test shows that the coefficient of friction for non-smoothed iglidur i3 components is much lower after a few hours of use and then evens out at a low level.
 
Test parameters:
Surface pressure: 1MPa
Surface speed: 0.1m/s
Shaft material: Cf53

3D printing plastics coefficient of friction comparison Y = coefficient of friction [-], X = duration [h]

► Colouring

Components that were manufactured with laser sintering can be coloured. A surcharge will be applied. Our online 3D printing service allows black to be booked immediately. Other colours are available upon request. 

In colouring, dye penetrates about 0.4mm deep into the component, changing the measurements negligibly. The limited penetration depth can be used as a wear indicator. Colouring can reduce wear resistance by up to a factor of 3, depending on the application. The mechanical properties remain almost unchanged. Colouring requires a minimum wall thickness of 1mm to ensure your component's stability and correct manufacturing.

3D printing colouring
Information about 3D printing at igus

Information about 3D printing at igus

Further information about our services, methods, customer applications etc.

iglidur polymers tested

3D printing wear tests

3D printing materials made of iglidur compared to PLA, ABS, and other materials and manufacturing processes

iglidur® 3D printing sample box

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Order our sample box to test the quality and properties of our 3D printing polymers yourself.


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