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iglide® 3D print filament for more design freedom

Part of the team: 3D technology coupled with high-performance plastics

As a tribo specialist we research 3D printing technology in order to offer you maximum design freedom with self-lubricating and maintenance-free plastics. Whether developing prototypes or small series, you can always rely on the tested service life  of our wear-resistant high-performance plastics.
Choose between four different iglide® materials:

iglide® I170-PF  
iglide® I180-PF  
iglide® J260-PF  

iglide® J260-PF*

Available in yellow

Greater chemical resistance and higher upper application temperature, one material from the prototype to series production

Nozzle temperature   482°F - 500°F

Bed temperature   194°F – 230°F

Diameter  1.75 mm and 3 mm

iglide® I180-PF

Available in white and black

Excellent wear and abrasion properties, high strength and elongation at break

Nozzle temperature   482°F - 500°F

Bed temperature   194°F – 230°F

Diameter  1,75 mm and 3 mm

iglide® I170-PF

Available in yellow

Even better wear resistance, higher workmanship standards demanded

Nozzle temperature   464°F - 500°F

Bed temperature   194°F – 230°F

Diameter  1.75 mm

*higher workmanship standards demanded in relation to iglide® J260-PF

Want to try it right away?

Order our starter kit (iglide® I180-PF) with 25 g material in two diameters: 1,75 mm and 3 mm.

Starter kit  

For your tribo part printsyou can select from the whole igus® 3D CAD library. Simply choose the file type STL.
You want to start with your print immediately? Here you´ll find a small selection of igus® dry-tech parts for download.

New iglide® J260-PF Tribo filament – printed is equally good as injection molded

Our printed plain bearings made from the Tribo filament iglide® J260-PF are equally as wear resistant as our injection molded parts from the same material. This has been demonstrated by extensive series of tests. The iglide® 3D print filaments also have lower coefficients of friction than conventional 3D print materials. This makes iglide® Tribo filaments the only 3D printing materials to also offer impressive performance in moving applications. You can directly install printed parts such as plain bearings or worm gears and put them to industrial use – in the prototype phase or during serial production.

iglide® J260  
The same material for printing, milling and injection molding

Furthermore, the new material iglide® J260-PF is the first material that can be printed, milled as bar stock and from which injection-molded parts can be made. In quantities as low as one, you can quickly produce low cost components from iglide® J260-PF with consistent material properties from the prototype phase all the way to serial production.

Print examples  

3D print Tribo filaments: 50 times more abrasion resistance than standard materials

Our Tribologically optimized filaments are up to 50 times more abrasion resistance than standard 3D print materials. They therefore offer new levels of freedom when designing gliding components that are subject to wear: custom parts and prototypes can be produced quickly and cost effectively – including with a tested service life. Printed components can also quickly and easily replace wear parts and reduce expensive periods of downtime.


Benefits of iglide® Tribo filaments:

For moving applications for industrial purposes

More design freedom

Tested service life also for custom parts and prototypes

Lower coefficients of friction and less wear

Suitable for use on all commercially available printers


iglide® Tribo filaments can be processed on all printers with a heatable print bed and adjustable temperature settings. All methods that ensure that ABS materials adhere to the print bed also apply for Tribo filaments.

iglide® I180-PF  
iglide® I170-PF  
iglide® J260-PF  

More motion plastics for 3D printing

3D printing service

3D printing service  
Your component ready in as little as 24 hours

We print your customized component from lubrication and wear resistant iglide® plastics; you can quickly install and use it. It’s very simple: whether a prototype or a complex custom part. Tell us your requirements, upload your 3D data or choose from our CAD file. Depending on its complexity, we will then deliver your product in as little as 24 hours.

3D print building

3D print building  
Self-lubricating bearing solutions …

We have compiled the most suitable and commonly used products for you from our diverse kits: linear guide systems and energy supply systems with low installation heights, the smallest sizes and the narrowest bending radii. Our maintenance-free 3D printing components enable you to improve your 3D technology while also reducing costs.

3D printing material for laser sinters

3D printing material for laser sinters  
Tribo plastic for the laser sinter process

The material iglide® I3-PL, specially developed for laser sintering, proved to have an abrasion resistance at least 3 times greater than conventional materials for laser sintering during tribologic tests in the igus® test laboratory.