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FDA-compliant and food compatible 3D printing

iglidur® A350: heat-resistant filament for food contact

FDA-compliant and food compatible according to EU 10/2011

The iglidur® A350 filament was developed to complement the proven plain bearings and bar stock made of iglidur® A350 polymer. It is food compatible according to the FDA and EU Regulation 10/2011. This allows the 3D printing service to manufacture customised customer components with additive manufacturing within four days. If the company has a high-temperature 3D printer, the iglidur® A350 filament can also be purchased in the shop and processed independently.  
As an abrasion-resistant high-temperature filament, A350 is especially suitable for applications in the food and packaging industries. Processing is demanding and requires an installation space temperature of at least 160°C.

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Tech up

Tech up

  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
  • Food compatible according to FDA and EU10/2011
  • Max. application temperature +180 °C
  • Fulfils the FAA requirements for fire protection for aircraft interior
  • Up to 50% lower  friction than with a PEEK filament
  • Can be processed with  high-temperature 3D printers with 180 °C installation space temperature
  • Suitable for steam sterilisation

cost down

Cost down

  • No minimum order quantity, no tool costs
  • Costs 50% less than a PEEK filament



  • Ideal for food applications in which either high temperatures play a role or great chemical resistance is necessary
  • Tested 3D printing



  • No lubrication necessary
  • Can be recycled
  • 3D printing: Low material requirements, since there is no waste or sprue

Tested! iglidur® A350's wear and friction test

3D-printed bearings of standard plastics compared to iglidur® A350

iglidur® A 350 wear test

Rotating wear, p=1MPa; v=0.3m/s

Vertical axis: wear rate [µm/km]

iglidur® A350 coefficients of friction

Rotating friction coefficient, p= 1Mpa, v= 0.3m/s

Vertical axis: coefficient of friction [-]

With its five decades of expertise in wear-resistant components made of self-lubricating high-performance polymers, igus offers new possibilities in 3D printing. The iglidur polymers have been specifically developed for 3D printing and are a lot more wear-resistant compared to regular 3D printing materials. Hence, wear resistance and friction are at the same level as with conventionally produced iglidur plain bearings. This shows that the igus 3D printing materials have been designed specifically for industrial use as durable function parts.  
The iglidur 3D printing polymers are thoroughly tested in the in-house test lab with regard to wear and friction. That way, the service life of igus 3D printing components, e.g. as gears or plain bearings, can be calculated online in advance. In addition to special polymers for applications in specific surroundings, igus offers expert advice, practical online tools and configurators, as well as free samples of our materials and products made out of them.

More information on 3D printing at igus

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3D printing material, filaments and laser sintering powder

Learn more about our services, processes, filaments, laser sintering powder, rapid tooling, rapid prototyping and much more.

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Free sample box

3D printing sample box

Order the free sample box with samples of filaments, components and post-processed specimens and see for yourself the quality and special features of our 3D printing products.

Free sample box

Wear resistance put to the test

3D printing wear tests

Wear-resistant plastics from the 3D printer - to keep this promise, we regularly test our products regarding friction, load and service life in our in-house test lab.  

Tribology tests of 3D print material


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