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Wear-resistant 3D printing polymers

The best materials for moving applications

3D printing materials
Our 3D printing materials are up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than conventional plastics. This makes them the ideal material wherever components come into contact through movement. On this page you can find out which materials fulfil special requirements, such as food conformity or ESD suitability.

In our shop you will find detailed technical information and processing instructions for all of our 3D printing materials. For easy processing of our filaments on the conventional 3D printers from Bambu Lab, Prusa and Ultimaker, you can also download some material profiles.▶️ To the material shop

What do the iglidur plastics have in common?
All iglidur materials contain the same basic materials specifically developed for plain bearings. This means that they are all self-lubricating and wear-resistant thanks to integrated solid lubricants. You can find more details on the specifications of the iglidur basic materials in the Plain Bearing Wiki.

On this page you will find more information about the specifications of our materials:

All-rounder materials

The iglidur 3D printing materials are considered all-rounders that can be used for any type of wear application under normal conditions.

The bestsellers are the SLS powder iglidur i3 and the tribofilament iglidur i150. If, however, your application requires an all-rounder material with significantly higher flexural strength and/or temperature resistance, iglidur i230 is the right material.
SLS machines

Best sellers

iglidur i3 3D printing SLS powder

iglidur i3 SLS powder

  • Best seller in 3D printing service
  • High wear-resistance and maximum strength
  • Good mechanical properties
  • Ideal for sliding applications and gears
iglidur i3 3D printing laser sintering material

iglidur i230 SLS powder

  • Highest flexural strength
  • Temperature-resistant up to +180°C
  • Free from PTFE
  • Electrostatically dissipative (ESD)
iglidur i150 filament for wear-resistant parts

iglidur i150 tribofilament

  • Filament best seller
  • Easy to process
  • Ideal for low surface speeds
  • Food compatible according to EU10/2011

Heat-resistant materials

This category includes 3D printing materials that can withstand a permanent application temperature of at least 120°C (without deforming): for such high application temperatures, we offer wear-resistant tribofilaments and SLS powders.

What do you need to bear in mind when processing heat-resistant tribofilaments?
  • To process high-temperature filaments, you need a 3D printer with an installation space temperature of at least 160°C
  • It is especially important to store the high-temperature filaments so that they are protected from moisture and to dry them before they are used so that no quality problems arise.
Heat-resistant filament

Best sellers

iglidur A350 heat-resistant and food-safe filament according to FDA

iglidur A350 tribofilament

  • Resistant to temperatures of up to 180°C in endurance runner
  • Flame-retardant according to UL94-V0 
  • Suitable for autoclave and FDA-compliant
iglidur RW370 extremely heat-resistant and strong filament

iglidur RW370 tribofilament

  • Resistant to temperatures of up to 170°C in continuous operation
  • Flame-retardant according to UL94-V0 and DIN EN 45545
  • Highest strength of all tribofilaments
iglidur J260 especially strong, wear-resistant 3D printing material

iglidur J260 tribofilament

  • Resistant to temperatures of up to 120°C in continuous operation
  • Chemical resistance
  • Very good coefficient of friction at low and medium loads

Materials that are suitable for ESD

Our electrostatically dissipative materials are ideal for applications where ESD specifications are essential for avoiding damage to electronic components and manufacturing anti-static parts for machines that require ATEX certification.
New product: iglidur® i9-ESD has a lower conductivity than iglidur i8-ESD, which prevents unwanted discharge currents between sensitive electrical components. This makes it particularly suitable for electronic connectors.

In addition to its antistatic specifications, iglidur i8-ESD and i9-ESD are also characterised by their outstanding rigidity, as a result of which the parts are deformed to a lesser degree than other materials under the same load. Like all other igus 3D printing materials, ESD SLS powders contain solid lubricants, which ensure especially low friction and make additional lubrication unnecessary.

Best sellers

iglidur i8-ESD anti-static plastic for 3D printing

iglidur i8-ESD SLS powder

  • Contact resistance 104 to 107ohms x cm
  • High UV resistance
  • Can be processed on systems with and without CO2 laser
iglidur i8-ESD anti-static plastic for 3D printing

iglidur i9-ESD SLS powder

  • Contact resistance 106 to 109 ohms x cm
  • Prevents interference currents in live parts
  • Increased rigidity
Electrostatically dissipative (ESD) gripper

Free ESD sample component

Order a 3D-printed sample gripper made of iglidur i8-ESD free of charge and take a look at the SLS material.

Chemical-resistant materials

With iglidur i10, a chemical-resistant laser sintering material was developed that is characterised by high ductility and low moisture absorption. An ideal material for weight-saving functional components with elastic specifications, especially for applications in the electroplating industry. Due to the food conformity, iglidur i10 is also suitable for applications in the packaging or food industry.

 You can find the chemical resistance for individual materials under "Technical data" in the material shop or under "More information" for the material in question in the 3D printing service tool.
The plastics are each checked for resistance to the chemicals in question. Mixtures are not taken into account. All information is based on room temperature. Plastic resistance is divided into resistance (+), limited resistance (0) and no resistance (-).
iglidur i10 chemical-resistant plastic for 3D printing

What does resistance mean?

  • No significant mechanical property changes
  • No colour or surface change
  • Weight increase <3% or weight loss <0.5% possible
  • Change of compression force at break <15% possible
  • Change of Shore D hardness <2 possible
According to our experience, no damage is caused by the medium.

What does limited resistance mean?

  • Significant material weight and property changes
  • Minor colour and surface change possible
  • Weight gain of 3-8% or loss of 0.5-3% possible
  • 15% to 25% change of compression force at break possible
  • Change of Shore D hardness 2 to 5 possible
We therefore recommend a practical test under the relevant conditions.

Top products

iglidur i10 chemical-resistant plastic for 3D printing

iglidur i10 SLS powder

  • Chemical-resistant
  • Food-compatible according to FDA
  • Available only with the 3D printing service in seven days
iglidur J260 chemical-resistant filament

iglidur J260 tribofilament

  • Chemical resistance
  • Resistant to temperatures of up to 120°C in continuous operation
  • Very good coefficient of friction at low and medium loads

Food-safe materials

Our 3D printing materials also include some with food conformity for safe use in the food and packaging industry. Food conformity guarantees that materials that come into contact with food have been tested for the degree of transferred plastic components. EU Regulation 10/2011 and the FDA in the USA define limit values, above which the material is no longer food-safe. The permissible contact time also plays a role and varies depending on the FDA or EU 10/2011 declaration of conformity and ambient temperature.

Tips for 3D printing with food-safe tribofilaments:
  • Protect food-compliant filament from dust
  • Thoroughly clean all contact parts before printing, especially the extruder pinion, print nozzle and print bed
  • Use no adhesive or one that conforms with food standards
  • Select slicing software settings for a dense surface
  • Reduced printing speed and adaptation of the line width to the nozzle diameter
Food-safe filament

Best sellers

iglidur i151 food-safe filament

iglidur i151 tribofilament

  • Compliant with the FDA and EU 10/2011 food-specific regulations
  • Optically detectable thanks to its blue colour
  • Can be processed with any printer
iglidur i6 food-safe plastic for 3D printing

iglidur i6 SLS powder

  • Food-compatible according to FDA
  • Accurate surface details
  • Ideal for worm wheels
iglidur i6 food-safe plastic for 3D printing

Free sample component

Order a 3D-printed worm wheel made of iglidur i6 from the laser sinter and see the material for yourself.

Materials for structural components and multi-material printing

The fibre-reinforced 3D print filaments igumid P150 and P190 have been specially developed as partner materials for iglidur i150 and i190 for the manufacture of particularly strong and at the same time low-friction components produced with the multi-material printing process. ▶️ Learn more

As a multi-material compound, the wear resistance and sliding properties of the respective tribofilament and the special rigidity of the igumid filament are combined in one component through inseparably bonded layers. Thanks to their impressively high flexural strength, igumid filaments are also suitable for producing lightweight structural components. 

Best sellers

Fibre-reinforced igumid P150 3D printing filament

igumid P150 fibre-reinforced filament

  • Flexural strength 87MPa, modulus of elasticity 5GPa
  • Extremely robust and rigid with fibre reinforcement
  • Not self-lubricating, structural material for lightweight components
Fibre-reinforced igumid P190 3D printing filament

igumid P190 fibre-reinforced filament

  • Flexural strength 237MPa, flexural modulus 11.5GPa
  • Extremely robust and rigid with fibre reinforcement
  • Not self-lubricating, structural material for lightweight components
Fibre-reinforced igumid P190 3D printing filament

Free multi-material sample component

Order a free coupling joint from multi-material 3D printing made of iglidur i150 (slide-optimised) and igumid P150 (fibre-reinforced) and see our filaments for yourself.

Resin for DLP 3D printing

The iglidur i3000 3D printing resin stands out from conventional resins due to its very high wear resistance and maximum strength. Thanks to the integrated solid lubricants, it is self-lubricating, which makes it ideal for manufacturing the most intricate gears and wear-resistant parts.
Like the other igus 3D printing materials, the resin is processed to order in the in-house 3D printing service. It is also available as a material in the shop.
3D printing resin for wear-resistant parts

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3D printing tips

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Filament print profiles

For optimum processing of igus filaments, you can download the material profiles for selected printer models.

Information on the in-house materials test laboratory and printing service


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

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