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. This means the degree of design freedom for wear resistant parts has been increased yet again.
For beta testing
Wear-resistant and low coefficients of friction
Good mechanical properties
Detail accuracy with exact surfaces
Can be processed in a similar way to commercially available SLS materials.
In this rotating wear test, the abrasion resistance of iglide® I3 is higher than that of conventional SLS materials by a factor of 4. In addition, the shafts and bearings that are shown here and were used in the test make it clear that iglide® I3 results in considerably less stress on the mating component, the service life of which is also increased as a result.
The results shown here from the linear short stroke test, indicate that the wear-resistance of iglide® I3 is better than standard SLS materials by a factor of at least 3.
In the heavy-load tests shown here, wear rates similar to those of iglide® injection-molded bearings were achieved with a load of up to 45 MPa (= 1600 kg) on the printed iglide® I3 bearings.
The bending tests indicate the greater strength of iglide® I3 and particularly the more uniform strength irrespective of the construction direction.
|Color||Yellow||Max. moisture absorption at +73 °F and 50 % r.h.||0,5 % weight|
|Maximum water absorption||1,9 % weight|
|Flexural strength||9,863 psi|
|Max. permissible surface pressure||6,672 psi|
|Max. long-term application temperature||+176 °F||Max. short-term application temperature||+248 °F|
|Lower application temperature||-40 °F|
Do you have any ideas or requirements for the SLS printing of abrasion loaded parts? Then please contact us.
Our tribologically optimized filaments are up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than standard 3D print materials. This results in higher levels of effectiveness. So you can produce prototypes and small series more quickly and cost effectively. Printed components can also quickly replace wear parts and reduce downtime periods.
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.
We have compiled the most suitable and popular 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 self-lubricating and maintenance-free 3D printing components allow you to improve your 3D technology while also reducing costs.