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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 self-lubricating, 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-square-foot test lab 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

Order 3D printed components online

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.

Learn more about our 3D printing service

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
  • Self-lubricating and dirt resistant

Learn about 3D printing materials
Buy 3D printing filaments in the shop

igus service life calculator

Visit the 3D printing test lab

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

Visit the 3D printing test lab

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