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3D printing service - prototypes, small and medium-sized volumes made of high-performance plastics

Our online 3D printing service - the iglidur Designer. Simply order your new component made of wear-optimised iglidur polymer in only a few steps. We offer this industrial 3D printing for your small and medium-sized volume production and prototypes. Depending on component and amount, you can choose from different rapid prototyping methods and determine the iglidur polymer suitable for your requirements. Your low-wear component made of iglidur polymer within three days! Our 3D printing service offers the methods fused deposition modelling (FDM) and selective laser sintering.
Print2Mould - the combination of 3D print and injection moulding. Furthermore, you have the possibility of producing your part as a prototype of wear-resistant batch material or even small batches of up to 5,000 pieces . For this, we offer our innovative Print2Mould service. We manufacture the injection mould with 3D printing - that saves up to 80% of costs and 70% of time - and you are free to choose from more than 50 iglidur high-performance polymers.

Advantages with the igus 3D printing service

  • simple, fast & with full cost transparency, in as little as 24 hours
  • With additive manufacturing, you can benefit from more than 30 years of experience in developing high-performance polymers for moving applications.
  • Additional modern online tools: wall thickness analysis, configurators for developing CAD data, service life calculator for gears.
  • Tested in the laboratory: 3D printing components of comparable wear resistance as with injection moulding.
  • Your low-wear components - individually manufactured, low-maintenance, long service life

3D printing service: get your low-wear iglidur component in only three steps

iglidur Designer CAD file upload  

1. Load drawing as CAD file (STP format) into the iglidur Designer.

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iglidur Designer 360° view and material selection  

2. Choose quantity and material, put products into shopping cart or request a quotation.

iglidur Designer shopping cart  

3. Enter shipping address or forward shopping cart to another person.

Filament and SLS powder made of iglidur polymer

  • Up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than standard material
  • Wear-resistant components for prototypes and small batches
  • Simple processing
  • Ideal for tribological applications
  • Lubrication-free and dirt-resistant


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iglidur materials for 3D printing  
Tribological wear tests at igus  

Durability of our 3D printing materials

Specifically for components in moving applications. The wear-resistant parts made of iglidur polymers manufactured with 3D printing at igus have a longer service life than standard 3D printing materials. In our in-house laboratory, we test our iglidur polymers continuously regarding their tribological properties.

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Overview of the 3D printing methods

  • Selective laser sintering (SLS)
  • Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
  • Stereolithography (SLA) (for print2mold)
  • Multi jet modelling (MJM)
  • Selective laser melting (SLM)

Overview 3D printing methods  
CAD configurators overview  

Create your CAD file online

Configure the CAD file of your component in our online configurators. You can choose from different components and version, which you can tailor to your specific needs. You can simply download the finished file in the required format (e.g. STP).  

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Your advantages with the online 3D printing service in the iglidur Designer

With the 3D printing service in the iglidur Designer you can simply upload and check your cad data online before 3D printing in the 360° view. Fast, precise and independent of the end device. In addition, the iglidur Designer tests the manufacturability of the component. In this special view, you are shown the component with coloured markings so as to visualise possible weaknesses in the wall thickness analysis. The iglidur Designer shows you the price for the 3D printing and the delivery time of your individual component or prototype immediately. Delivery takes place from 24 hours after order, depending on complexity. A non-binding quotation is possible in advance. The service is therefore ideal for rapid prototyping with technical polymers.

  • Realistic portrayal of the model, in accordance with the selected iglidur material
  • The most important material properties at a glance (e.g. chemical resistance, precision, flexural strength, FDA conformity)
  • Define requirements and find the material with the necessary properties quickly
  • Several automated analyses to test the manufacturability of your model

All methods in a tool The iglidur Designer explains our 3D printing procedures at a glance:
  • Melt strand deposition (FDM, FFF)
  • Selective laser sintering (SLS procedure)
  • Production with injection moulding tools printed in 3D (print2mold/P2M)


Frequently asked questions regarding 3D printing

Here you can find more questions and answers with regard to 3D printing

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Application examples of our customers

Maintenance-free gripper for the packaging industry

Fast availability at a low price and use under hygienic conditions were important prerequisites for this gripper, which was ordered online with our 3D printing service. It is used to package cosmetic products and has the special advantage of working without additional lubrication, so that the material fulfills hygienic requirements.

Application examples of our customers

Plastic gears printed in 3D for electric car charging system

Easelink, has developed "Matrix Charging", a charging system consisting of two components. A charging pad is installed in the car park. A connector on the bottom of the e-car drops down when parked over the pad. The charging process starts automatically, without the driver having to connect a cable. To make sure the development of prototypes remained cost-effective while ensuring high quality, a suitable rapid prototyping method was sought. Easelink decided to go for the 3D printing service by igus to produce tribologically optimised plastic gears.

Application examples of our customers

Additive manufacturing in the construction of special vehicles

Motorists with disabilities benefit from "Darios", a digital gas ring. This allows you to accelerate with your hands on the steering wheel. "Darios 211" consists of over 200 identical parts that slide over the flattened steel ring. These parts are made of iglidur® I3 and are produced in 3D printing.  The great advantage of iglidur® I3 is that it requires no lubrication. That is very important as the company KEMPF offers a 30-year guarantee for all its equipment.  The further technical plastics by igus are also characterised by their lubrication-free use.  

Application examples of our customers

Customised plain bearings ready for collection within hours

What do you do when an important replacement part for an exhibit suddenly goes missing on the way to a trade fair? The response of the Berlin-based company Blackcam, a manufacturer of camera motion systems, was to turn to the igus 3D printing service. The plain bearings made of tribologically optimised iglidur plastic are characterised by their very low wear.  However, not only the wear quality played an important part for the use in the exhibit. It was crucial for Blackham that the component made of technical plastics was ready for collection the very same day.  


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