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Self-lubricating and maintenance-free products used for 3D printer construction

Components or ready-to-install system solutions suitable for all installation areas

Self-lubricating and maintenance-free technologies and components from igus® are already playing a central role in most assembly kits and blueprints for 3D printers. Tribologically optimized high-performance plastics insure better 3D printing and lower costs.  With its modular motion plastics® system, igus® enables maximum design freedom for individual applications in the area of 3D printing. 

Drylin® linear bearings are almost noiseless as no metal bearings are used and dryspin® lead screw nuts insure efficient and precise adjustment of the print bed.  In addition, igus® energy supply chains increase machine operating times, making corkscrews and general cable failures a thing of the past. Extremely constricted installation spaces, very small bend radii, short assembly times are all benefits of our products, which have no minimum order quantity.


  • Self-lubricating
  • Silent operation and smooth sliding
  • Resistance to dirt
  • Long service life
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • A wide array of variants and material types
Interested in testing our filament, energy chains and bearings that can be used in your 3D printing machine?  Request a free sample box below.

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Suitable products for use in 3D printers

See how these igus® products can improve your 3D printer application.
3D printers  

Our laser sintering material and Tribo-filament are rigorously tested

For prototypes or small series, extremely abrasion-resistant and wear-resistant tribo plastics are used for additive production.  Along with the laser-sintering (SLS) method or  filaments (FDM/FFF) make it possible to directly use the printed bearing or test the functioning of the printed bearing reliably and conclusively. In our own igus® test laboratory, the Tribo-optimized materials are tested for resistance to wear and abrasion and compared with conventional materials.

Laser sintering test  
Test: Abrasion resistance of the laser sintering material
Tribo-Filament test  
Test: Wear resistance of the Tribo-Filament

Customer application examples

House construction

3D printing and house construction? Do they go together? The example of the Netherlands "Europe Building" in Amsterdam's marine quarter shows that it works. drylin® E gantry robots and the engineering expertise of igus® made it possible.

House Construction 2.0: The house from the 3D printer

Cobot 3D printer

The 3D printer from Cobot stands out due to its innovative design as well as its large installation space. Inside the printer, drylin® linear technology from igus® ensures completely self-lubricating and maintenance-free operation.


EVO-tech ready-to-install system

This 3D printer from EVO-tech GmbH uses a ready-to-install system solution from the motion plastics® specialist igus®. In addition to drylin® linear technology, e-chains® and chainflex® cables are used.


3D printer: ready to install

Kühling&Kühling GbR

Kühling&Kühling GbR was looking for special products for a 3D printer that were to offer freedom from lubrication, outstanding robustness and good temperature resistance. The drylin® range of products make it possible.

3D Printing machine

More information

3D Printing brochure

3D printer brochure  

3D printing service

3D printing service  

Online Tools

Online tools  

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Preston Souza

Dry-tech Product Specialist


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm