The 3D printing materials consisting of iglidur polymers are ideal for the replacement of worn or broken individual parts or special parts. Many igus customers from different industries save a lot of time and money by having replacement parts printed from the wear-resistant tribo-polymers or by purchasing tribofilament and making replacement parts themselves as and when needed.
Private persons can also increase the service life of their devices with replacement parts made of iglidur materials - provided they can design the required replacement parts themselves and/or have their own 3D printer. For those who don't have the knowledge or infrastructure to create replacement parts themselfs, there are several options to find support: In Germany we are cooperating with the Verbund Offener Werkstätten (Association of Open Workshops) (german page). Here you can find support online or locally, to help you with the design and manufacturing of a part. In your country you can find support through workshops, fab labs, makerspaces and other open workshops in your vicinity that have the necessary infrastructure for making parts yourself. We're working to expand our cooperation internationally, in order to make repairs with 3D printing available for everybody. If you are a member of a Repair Workshop Association, don't hesitate to contact us for cooperation suggestions.