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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 ft.2 test laboratory 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!


  • 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

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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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3D Printing Material Applications

Racing car

Car racing

3D printing produces lighter, less work-intensive parts

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Custom-made bearing

Custom 3D printed bearings

Specialized designs with high-quality results

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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

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Whether you're interested in turnkey, 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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Test Lab for 3D Printing

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

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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.

3D printed injection molds

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