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3D printing service for wear parts

Our 3D-printing service uses powders and filaments that 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 to ensure every 3D-printed wear part or component offers exceptional wear resistance comparable to injection molding. All igus® 3D printed wear parts are low-friction, maintenance-free and self-lubricating. We produce 3D-printed components for prototypes and small batches, no minimum order quantity required!

Your 3D printing service provider for low-wear components:

  • Online 3D-printing service: simple, fast and cost-effective, in as little as 24 hours

  • Modern online tools: configurators for creating CAD data, service life calculator for gears and plain bearings

  • Tested in the laboratory: wear rates comparable to injection-molded components

  • Engineered to last: custom-made, maintenance-free, longer service life

Browse 3D-printed custom parts for your specific application and needs

3D printed gears

3D printed tooth gear  

  • Gear, spur gear, bevel gear, worm wheel, sprocket, etc.
  • Custom made in 24-72 hours
  • Self-lubricating and abrasion-resistant
  • Optimized tooth shape for a longer service life
  • No tool costs


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3D printed grippers

3D gripper  

  • Robot gripper, 2 and 3 finger gripper, gripper systems
  • Extremely stable, impact and abrasion-resistant because of iglide I150 Material for grippers
  • Printed in 24 hours
  • Up to 50 times more wear-resistant than standard materials such as polylactide (PLA) or ABS


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3D printed injection molds

Injection mold for 3D Printing  

  • Time-saving solution for prototypes and small batches
  • All iglide materials available
  • Batch identical components, no minimum order quantity
  • Low-wear components available in 10 working days
  • Also for applications at high temperatures
  • For components without undercuts


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3D printed racks

3D printed racks  

  • Fast and cost-efficient with no minimum order quantity
  • Individual racks can be implemented
  • Optimized tooth shape for longer service life
  • Durability and specifications comparable to injection-molded parts made from iglide materials


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3D printed bearings

custom bearing  

  • All special shapes and sizes possible
  • Produced within 72 hours
  • Abrasion resistance coparable to injection-molded iglide® plain bearings
  • Economical option for quantities of 1 to 5,000 pieces, depending on the size


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Complex components

3D printed complex components  

  • For simple to highly complex special parts
  • Low-wear specifications comparable to iglide® injection-molded parts
  • No tooling costs, easy adjustments and component optimizations


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3D printed knife edge rollers

knife edge rollers  

  • Knife edge rollers, rope pulleys, profile rollers, guide rollers, wheel flange rollers, forming rollers
  • Fast and cost-efficient production
  • Individual roles from one piece
  • Each roll can be produced from 0.5mm wall thickness
  • Durable and friction-optimized


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Leadscrew drive nuts and spindles

3d printed leadscrew  

  • 3D -printed drive nuts and spindles
  • Made of iglide® high-performance plastics for moving applications
  • Low-friction and durable
  • Fast production - even for complex components
  • Easily upload your 3D model and order online


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3D printing CAD configurator

3D Print CAD Configurator  

  • Configure individual 3D-printing models online
  • Without costly acquisition of software
  • Adapt components to your application and needs
  • Reduce design times with just a few clicks
  • Create, download and order 3D models directly online


Learn more about 3D CAD Configurator

How does 3D printing work?

igus® prints gears, plain bearings, rollers, linear bearings, spindle nuts and more from our low-friction, high-performance iglide® plastic materials. We produce components for prototypes and small batches from 1 to 5,000 pieces.


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3D Print Service  
3d printing filament and SLS  

Filament and SLS powder from iglide polymers

  • Up to 50 times more abrasion resistant than standard materials
  • Wear-resistant components for prototypes and small batches
  • Easy processing
  • Ideal for tribological applications
  • Self-lubricating and dirt-resistant


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What are the different 3D printing processes?

How does 3D printing work?  What are the different types of 3D-printing processes?  What are the pros and cons?  Get the answers to your questions here:
 

  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Stereolithography (SLA) (for Print2Mold)
  • Multi Jet Modeling (MJM)
  • Selective laser melting (SLM)


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    3D printing processes  
    3D Print test lab  

    Durability of our 3D printing materials

    Our iglide® materials last longer than standard 3D-printing materials inside moving applications. That’s because we extensively test our plastics inside our 41,000-square-foot test lab.


    View tribology tests of 3D print material

    Application examples

    It was important for this 3D-printed gripper to be suitable for use in hygienic environments and quickly produced at a low price.


    igus® 3D-printed grippers

    Custom bearings

    Custom bearings  

    Find out everything about custom bearings from igus®.

    Custom parts

    Custom parts overview  

    Learn more about our capabilities for designing custom parts from any material for any application.

    Bar stock
    custom bearings

    iglidur® bar stock  

    iglide® also machines round material to create your desired shape.

    Aluminum and plastic
    injection molds

    Injection mould made of high-performance polymers  

    Cost-effective injection molds made of iglide® high-performance plastics or aluminum.

    Application Assistance

    For further questions or product information, please contact:

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    Preston Souza

    Dry-tech Product Specialist

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    Customer Service:

    Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm

    Online:

    24h