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iglide® A350 heat-resistant 3D printing filament suitable for food contact

FDA-compliant and food compatible according to EU 10/2011

The iglide® A350 filament was developed as a complement to the proven plain bearings and bar stock made of the iglide® A350 polymer. It is food compatible according to the FDA and EU Regulation 10/2011. This allows 3D printing service to manufacture customized customer components with additive manufacturing within four days. If the company has a high-temperature 3D printer, the iglide® A350 filament can also be purchased in the shop and processed independently.  
As an abrasion-resistant high-temperature filament, the A350 is especially suited to applications in the food and packaging industries. Processing is demanding and requires an installation space temperature of at least 160°C.

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FDA-compliant and food compatible 3D printing

Tech up

Tech up

  • Self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Food compatible according to FDA and EU10/2011
  • Max. application temperature +180°C
  • Fulfils the FAA requirements for fire protection for aircraft interior
  • Up to 50% lower friction than with a PEEK filament
  • Can be processed with high-temperature 3D printers with 180°C installation space temperature
  • Suitable for steam sterilization

cost down

Cost down

  • No minimum order quantity, no tool costs
  • Costs 50% less than a PEEK filament



  • Ideal for food applications in which either high temperatures play a role or great chemical resistance is necessary
  • Tested 3D printing



  • No lubrication necessary
  • Can be recycled
  • 3D printing: Low material requirements, since there is no waste or sprue

Tested! iglide® A350's wear and friction test

3D-printed bearings of standard plastics compared to iglide® A350

iglidur® A 350 wear test

Rotating wear, p=1MPa; v=0.3m/s

Vertical axis: wear rate [µm/km]

iglidur® A350 coefficients of friction

Rotating friction coefficient, p= 1Mpa, v= 0.3m/s

Vertical axis: coefficient of friction [-]

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With its five decades of expertise in wear-resistant components made of self-lubricating high-performance polymers, igus® offers new possibilities in 3D printing. The iglide® polymers have been specifically developed for 3D printing and are a lot more wear-resistant compared to regular 3D printing materials. Hence, wear resistance and friction are at the same level as with conventionally produced iglide plain bearings. This shows that the igus 3D printing materials have been designed specifically for industrial use as durable function parts.  

The iglide® 3D printing polymers are thoroughly  tested in the in-house test lab with regard to wear and friction. That way, the service life of igus® 3D printing components, e.g. as gears or plain bearings, can be calculated online in advance. In addition to special polymers for applications in specific surroundings, igus® offers expert advice, practical online tools and configurators, as well as free samples of our materials and products made out of them.

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For further questions or product information, please contact:

Preston Souza

Product Manager - Startups Business Units


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