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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

igus® 3D printing materials are 50 times more wear resistant

Our 3D-printing powders and filaments have been proven to last up to 50 times longer than standard 3D-printing materials inside moving applications. We extensively test our engineered composite plastic iglide® materials inside our 41,000-square-foot test lab in Cologne, Germany to ensure every 3D-printed component offers exceptional wear resistance comparable to our iglide® injection-molded parts. All igus® 3D printed parts are low-friction, maintenance-free and self-lubricating. We produce custom 3D-printed components for prototypes and small batches, no minimum order quantity required!

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

  • 50 times more wear resistance than standard 3D-printing materials
  • Comparable wear-resistance to iglide® injection-molded parts
  • Optimized for friction and can be used without additional lubricant
  • More than 30 years of experience developing high performance plastics for moving applications
  • Tested in the industry's largest test laboratory
  • Order online – our 3D printing service is easy, fast & cost-effective
  • Ready for shipping within 5 days

Learn about our 3D printed custom parts

Visit the 3D printing filament and SLS polymer shop

Ready for shipping within 5 days

Special filaments

Filaments: up to 50 times more abrasion resistant than standard filaments

  • Excellent wear behavior
  • Tested to offer a longer service life
  • Low coefficients of friction
  • For prototypes or small batch sizes

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SLS plastic

SLS plastic: 3 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

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Tested against milled and injection-molded parts

Up to 50 times more abrasion resistant

Test parameter swiveling - wear test

  • Surface pressure: 1 MPa
  • Gliding speed: 0.01 m/s
  • Swivel angle: 60°
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Shaft materials: Cf53 and V2A
Test result:
The swivel test shows that iglide® filaments are up to 50 times more abrasion resistant than standard 3D printing materials (e.g. ABS).

swivel test Y = wear rate [μm / km] A = ABS printed B = iglidur® I180 printed C = iglidur® I170 printed D = iglidur® J260 printed E = iglidur® J260 sprayed

More information

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3D printing service

Easy and fast with full cost transparency.

Test Lab for 3D Printing

3D-printing filaments are tested to offer similar wear resistance to injection-molded parts.

3D printed injection molds

Upload your CAD file, select an iglide® material and printing method, and specify your quantity. Your price will be displayed automatically, and you can order directly online.

Application examples

Racing car

Car racing

3D printing produces lighter, less work-intensive parts

Custom-made bearing

Custom 3D printed bearings

Specialized designs with high-quality results

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