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PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
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Wear-resistant 3D printing materials

3D printing materials for maximum service life in moving applications

Create custom parts with significantly higher wear resistance than standard filament and SLS materials. iglide® material benefits include:

High degree of wear resistance, similar to that of injection molded iglide® components

More than 30 years of experience in the development of high-performance plastics for moving applications

Tested in our own laboratory

Quick and easy 3D print service

Learn more about our 3D printing custom parts service


Sensationally strong in the test compared to machined and injection-molded parts

Up to 50x higher abrasion resistance

Test parameters
Wear test, swiveling

Surface pressure: 1 MPa

Surface speed: 0.01 m/s

Pivoting angle: 60°

Duration: 4 weeks

Shaft materials: Cf53 and 304 SS

Test result:
The pivot test shows that the abrasion resistance of the iglide® filament is up to 50 times higher than the standard 3D printing materials (e.g. ABS).


Y = Wear rate [μm/km]
A= ABS printed B= iglide® I180 printed C= iglide® I170 printed D= iglide® J260 printed E= iglide® J260 injection-molded


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Special filaments  
Special filaments: up to 50 times more abrasion resistant than standard filament materials

Excellent wear behavior

Tested service life

Low coefficients of friction

For prototypes or small batch series

SLS plastic  
SLS plastic: three times more abrasion-resistant than standard SLS materials

Wear-resistant and low coefficients of friction

Good mechanical properties

Detail accuracy with exact surfaces

Can be processed in a similar way to commercially available SLS materials.

More information on 3D print materials

News 2018  
News 2018

View our 2018 product lineup!

3D printing service  
3D printing service

Simply, fast & and with full cost transparency - Allow us to print your 3D printed parts.

Test laboratory  

3D print filament impresses during tests with injection molding quality

Selected application examples

Racing car  
Use in car racing

3D printing lighter, less work intensive parts.

Custom-made bearing  
Special bearing

Specialized designs with high-quality results thanks to 3D printing.

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Nicole Lang

iglide® Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm