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.
Benefits of igus parts for 3D printers:
1) 3D print materials
Laser sintering (SLS) Material
2) Cable carriers
E2 micro small cable carriers
2) Flexible cables
Motor, data, robot, fiber-optic cables
3) Linear bearings and slides
drylin® linear technology
4) Lead screw technology
dryspin® lead screws, nuts & assemblies
5) Linear, lead screw & belt-driven actuators
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.