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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

3D Printed Grippers for the Packaging and Bottling Industries

3D-printed grippers made of our dry-running, maintenance-free, high-performance polymers are up to 50 times more wear resistant than traditional 3D-printing materials. That’s because we extensively test our engineered composite plastic iglide® printing materials inside our 41,000 ft.2 test laboratory to ensure every 3D-printed part offers exceptional wear rates that are comparable to injection-molded components. Our iglide® grippers are up to 7 times lighter than conventional metal grippers and reduce costs by up to 85%.  


  • Reduce costs by up to 85%
  • 70% less manufacturing time
  • Fast and cost-effective production
  • Individual grippers and small batches - no minimum order quantity required 
  • Complex shapes can be implemented with 3D printing
  • Low-wear and friction-optimized iglide® polymers to choose from
  • No external lubricant required - less susceptible to dust and dirt
3D Printed Gripper bottles

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3D Printing Service

Use our online 3D-printing service to easily upload and order your gripper’s CAD file. Choose which iglide® material meets your requirements and check your component for any weak points with our wall thickness analysis.

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iglide® Polymer Filament Materials

  • Up to 50 times more abrasion resistant than standard material
  • Wear-resistant components for prototypes and small batches
  • Simple processing
  • Ideal for tribological applications
  • Dry-running and dirt resistant
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Visit the 3D Printing Test Lab

igus® engineers continuously test the tribological properties of our iglide® materials inside our 41,000 ft.2 test laboratory to ensure each 3D-printed component offers a longer service life than standard materials inside moving applications.

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Discuss your project with a 3D Printing expert

Whether you're interested in end-to-end, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!

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igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH