The comparative tests show the low coefficient of wear (Y) of the iglidur® J260-PF Tribo filament in rotating motion. (Rotating wear: p=1 Mpa; v=0.3 m/s)
(A) ABS printed; (B) iglidur® J260-PF printed;
(C) iglidur® J260-PF injection moulded
We have tested our latest Tribo filament, the iglidur® material J260-PF, at our research laboratory. We started by comparing our print filament against the 3D printing material ABS and then against our own injection moulded parts made from the same high-performance plastic. The series of tests involved linear and rotating movements on shafts made from hardened, smoothed steel and stainless steel.
The coefficients of friction for our iglidur® J260-PF tribo-filament were low in all tests. However, the ABS material failed the rotating test on the stainless steel shaft.
The printed plain bearings made of our tribo-filament had a similar wear resistance to our standard injection-moulded parts on all test rigs.