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3D printing service provider for wear-resistant polymers

The igus 3D printing service means wear-resistant parts made of iglidur polymers with a 50 times longer service life than standard 3D printing materials. Long-lasting and maintenance-free components for use in moving applications. Low friction without additional lubricants - by the use of filaments and laser sintering powder composed of iglidur high-performance polymers.
 
Even in additive manufacturing, as a 3D printing service provider, we are able to produce your prototypes or volume parts with no minimum order quantity made from low-wear iglidur polymers. When manufactured with 3D printing, the abrasion resistance of our polymers is comparable to that of conventional processes. Countless tests in our own test laboratory confirm that it has more than 50 times higher wear resistance than other polymers.
Wear-resistant parts made of iglidur 3D printing materials - individual, durable, cost-effective!

Your 3D printing service provider for low-wear components:

  • Online 3D printing service - Simple, fast & cost-effective, 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
  • Modern online tools: configurators for creating CAD data, service life calculator for gears and plain bearings
  • Tested in the laboratory: 3D printed components have comparable wear resistance as those from injection moulding.
  • Your low-wear components - custom made, low-maintenance, long service life

The 3D printing service provider for durable and maintenance-free polymer components

3D printed gears  

Gears

  • Gear, spur gear, bevel gear, worm wheel, sprocket and much more from the 3D printer
  • Custom made in 24-72 hours
  • Lubrication-free and abrasion-resistant
  • Optimised tooth shape for a longer service life
  • Predictable service life
  • No tool costs


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3D-printed gripper  

Gripper

  • Robot gripper, 2-finger gripper, 3-finger gripper, gripper systems from the 3D printer
  • Extremely stable, impact and abrasion-resistant thanks to iglidur I150 Material for grippers
  • Printed in 24 hours
  • Up to 50 times more wear-resistant than standard materials such as polylactide (PLA) or ABS


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3D printing print2mold  

print2mold Injection moulding tool from the 3D printer

  • Time-saving solution for prototypes and small batches
  • All iglidur materials available
  • Batch identical components No minimum order quantity
  • Low-wear components available in 10 working days
  • Also for applications at high temperatures
  • For components without undercuts


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Racks from the 3D printer  

Racks

  • Fast and cost-efficient with no minimum order quantity
  • Individual racks can be implemented
  • Optimised tooth shape for longer service life
  • Durability and specifications comparable to injection moulded parts made from iglidur materials


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Plain bearings from the igus 3D printer  

Plain bearings

  • All special shapes and sizes possible
  • Produced within a maximum of 72 hours
  • Abrasion resistance as with iglidur injection-moulded plain bearings
  • Economical from a quantity of 1 to 5,000 pieces - depending on the size


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Order complex components from the igus 3D printing service  

Complex components

  • For simple and highly complex special parts
  • Low-wear specifications as with injection-moulded parts made from iglidur materials
  • No tooling costs: adjustments and component optimisations are easy


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Plastic rollers from the igus 3D printer  

Rollers

  • Knife edge rollers, rope pulleys, profile rollers, guide rollers, wheel flange rollers, forming rollers with 3D printing
  • Fast and cost-efficient production
  • Individual rollers No minimum order quantity
  • Each roller can be produced from wall thickness of 0.5mm
  • Durable and friction-optimised


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Drive nuts from the 3D printer  

Drive nuts

  • Drive nuts and lead screws with 3D printing.
  • Made of iglidur high performance polymers for moving applications
  • Very low-friction and long-lasting
  • Rapid production – even of complex components
  • Upload your 3D model and just order online


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3D printing models - igus CAD Configurators Online Tools  

Online configurators for 3D printing models

  • Configure individual 3D printing models online
  • Without expensive acquisition of software
  • Adapt components to your application and needs
  • Reduce designing time with just a few clicks!
  • Create, download 3D models and order your component directly online from the 3D printing service 


More information on igus 3D CAD configurators

Order 3D printing sample box

3D printing service provider sample box for wear-resistant parts made of iglidur  

See for yourself the quality of our components made with 3D printing. Order our free sample box with a selection of printed samples and iglidur materials from igus additive manufacturing.  


Order igus 3D printing sample box

3D printing service

Do you need prototypes or components from 1 to 5,000 pieces made of low-wear polymer fast? Our igus 3D printing service offers the solution for your wear-resistant parts. We print your gears, plain bearings, rollers, linear bearings, lead screw nuts and much more from our low-friction iglidur high-performance polymers


More information about the 3D printing service

3D printing service online tool  

Filament and laser sintering 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


More about our 3D printing materials

Overview of iglidur polymer filaments  

Information about 3D printing processes

How does 3D printing work? What are the 3D printing methods available? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Find out more about the common 3D printing methods here:

  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
  • Stereolithography (SLA) (for print2mould)
  • Multi Jet Modelling (MJM)
  • Selective Laser Melting (SLM)


Find out more about 3D printing processes here

Overview 3D printing methods  

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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Tribological wear tests at igus  

Application examples and customer references

Sporty driving for people with disabilities - Kempf and igus make it possible

Our individual requirements have been implemented perfectly and our new accelerator ring for sporty, flat steering wheels works smoothly thanks to the low-friction polymer parts from 3D printing. We are pleased with the very fast and solution-oriented cooperation.
 
Martine Kempf
Kempf SAS
 

Anything but standard - Custom solutions for plain bearings thanks to 3D printing

The plain bearings made of the proven iglidur materials, which are supplied from the igus 3D printing service, allow us to design completely new solutions for various applications in our cutting and winding machines due to the individual geometrical designs. The printed components are now also used in batch-produced components. New developments can also be quickly implemented and tested thanks to the test samples that are usually provided at very short notice.
 
Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Vedder 
Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG
 

igus 3D printing components in Kampf BSF_Slitter rewinder

Printed in 3D: maintenance-free gripper for the packaging industry

Fast availability at a low price and use under hygienic conditions were important prerequisites for this 3D printed gripper. It is used to package cosmetic products and has the special advantage of working without additional lubrication, fulfilling hygienic requirements.
 

Plastic gears printed in 3D for charging system of electric cars

Easelink, a company from Graz, has developed "Matrix Charging", a charging system consisting of two components. A charging pad connected to the mains 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. Use the igus® 3D printing service to make sure the development of prototypes remains cost-effective while ensuring high quality.
 

3D printed components in racing

Inspired by Formula 1, the student teams of the "Formula Student Germany" construction competition compete with each other. For constructing their racing cars, the Formula Student Team from Weingarten near Ravensburg needed customised plastic pinions, among other things. Using the igus 3D printing service , these components were not only produced quickly, but also made of wear-resistant iglidur material.
 

Ultimaker and igus - Partners in motion

Ultimaker is pleased to announce that igus materials are now available in the Ultimaker Marketplace. igus® iglidur® I150 and iglidur® I180 enable various professional applications, meeting the demand for 3D printed parts with low-friction and high-abrasion resistance. Lubrication-free bearings, jigs and fixtures, and complex wear parts are just some of the applications that can be printed with these two filaments. The Ultimaker S3 and Ultimaker S5 3D printers, together with the award-winning Ultimaker Cura software are exactly what you need to print a variety of high-performance applications.
 
Paul Heiden
Senior Vice President Product Management
Ultimaker BV
 

Vintage spare parts with 3D printing

Wear-resistant parts made of durable iglidur polymers for classic vehicles. Whether a car, tractor, motorcycle or plane: 3D printing tremendously simplifies the procurement of spare parts and usually even delivers better quality and durability than original parts.
 
 

Questions about 3D printing

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


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