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3D printing materials for maximum service life in moving applications

Wear-resistant 3D printing materials

Wear-resistant parts with considerably improved wear resistance compared to standard 3D printing materials are manufactured using special filaments and SLS powder from igus®. Further benefits at a glance:


Similar wear-resistant properties to classic injection moulded parts made of iglidur®

More than 30 years of experience in the development of high-performance plastics for moving applications

Tested in the company's own laboratory

3D printing service - simple, fast & with full cost transparency, in as little as 24 hours


Tested strength when compared to machined and injection-moulded parts

Up to 50 x higher abrasion resistance

Test parameters
wear test swivelling

Surface pressure: 1MPa

Surface speed: 0.01m/s

Pivoting angle: 60°

Duration: four weeks

Shaft materials: CF53 and 304 SS

Test result:
the pivot test shows that the abrasion resistance of the iglidur® filament is up to 50 times higher than the standard 3D printing materials (e.g. ABS).


Y = Wear rate [μm/km]
A = ABS printed B = iglidur® I180 printed C = iglidur® I170 printed D = iglidur® J260 printed E = iglidur® J260 injection-moulded


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Special filaments  
Special filaments: up to 50 times more abrasion resistant than standard materials

Excellent wear behaviour

Tested service life

Low coefficient of friction

For prototypes or low volume production.

Buy special filaments here

SLS plastic  
SLS plastic: three times more abrasion-resistant than standard materials

Wear-resistant and low coefficient of friction

Good mechanical properties

Detail accuracy with precise surfaces

Can be processed in a similar way to commercially available SLS materials

Buy SLS material here

More information on 3D printing materials

New products in 2019  
News 2019

Predictable service life for 3D printed gears

3D printing service  
3D printing service

Simply, fast & and with full cost transparency - allow us to print your 3D printed parts.

Test laboratory  

3D print filament impresses during tests with injection moulding quality

Injection moulding tools from the 3D printer  
3D-printed injection moulding tools

Cost-effective and custom-made components with 3D-printed injection moulding tools.

Selected application examples

Use in motorsport

When compared to a conventional solution, 3D printing was found to involve less work and to produce a more lightweight part.

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Special bearing

Thanks to the 3D printing solution, the high igus® quality was maintained even for a special design.

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