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iglide® Tribo-Filament for 3D printer

igus® presents world's first tribological 3D filament for 3D printers.

The tribological 3D printing material is up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than conventional 3D print materials

The tribological specialist igus® conducts research in the field of 3D printing to provide its customers with even more flexibility. For instance, they can design custom parts or manufacture prototypes whilst simultaneously relying on the tested service life of igus® materials. In this regard, they can choose between three highly wear-resistant igus® materials: iglide® I170-PF, iglide® I180-PF and iglide® J260-PF. Starter kits containing 25 g of each of the materials iglide® I170-PF (in 1.75 mm), iglide® I180-PF (in 1.75 mm and 3 mm) and iglide® J260-PF (in 1.75 mm and 3 mm) are available for initial trials.
 
Typical applications:Prototype construction, small batches, test installations

igus® presents the first tribo filament for 3D printers The new 3D printing materials are up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than conventional 3D print materials.

 

For your tribo part printsyou can select from the whole igus® CAD library. Simply choose the file type STL.
 
You want to start with your print immediately? Here you´ll find a small selection of igus® dry-tech parts for download. 3D printing service: we use iglide® I180-PF to print your desired component for you. Click here to send us your inquiry.

Processing instructions

3D printing materials such as iglide® tribo filaments can be processed on any 3D printer that is equipped with a heated print bed on which temperatures are adjustable. Accordingly, any method to ensure the adhesion of ABS filaments to the printer bed can then also be used for iglide® 3D printer filaments, examples: glass taped with blue tape or Kapton tape at a bed temperature of 194 °F – 230 °F. iglide® I170-PF is harder to process than iglide® I180-PF. The complete processing instructions are accessible as follows:

iglide® |180-PF (white)  

iglide® |180-PF

Hotend temperature: 428 °F - 482 °F

Bed temperature: 194 °F - 230 °F

Excellent wear behavior


 
Material table
Color white
Moisture absorption at 73 °F and 50 %r.h. 0,3 weight-%
Max. water absorption 0,9 weight-%
Max. long term application temperature 176 °F
Max. short term application temperature 194 °F
Minimum application temperature -40 °F

Delivery program:
Part No.:
Part Number Diameter
filament
[mm]
Outer diameter
spool
[mm]
Inner diameter
spool
[mm]
Width
spool
[mm]
Net weight
 
[g]
   
 I180-PF0300SMP (1) 3 0 0 0 25 0.00 USD 
 I180-1.75-250 1.75 205 55 55 250 59.00 USD 
 I180-1.75-750 1.75 205 55 67 750 92.00 USD 
 I180-3.00-250 3 205 55 55 250 59.00 USD 
 I180-3.00-750 3 205 55 67 750 92.00 USD 
More about selected part:
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(1) This product is a test kit that is not supplied on a spool
iglide® |170-PF (yellow)  

iglide® |170-PF

Hotend temperature: 428 °F - 482 °F

Bed temperature: 194 °F - 230 °F

Outstanding wear behavior of the tribo filaments

Harder to process


 
Material table
Color yellow
Moisture absorption at 73 °F and 50 %r.h. 0,5 weight-%
Max. water absorption 1,6 weight-%
Max. long term application temperature 167 °F
Max. short term application temperature 185 °F
Minimum application temperature -40 °F

Delivery program:
Part No.:
Part Number Diameter
filament
[mm]
Outer diameter
spool
[mm]
Inner diameter
spool
[mm]
Width
spool
[mm]
Net weight
 
[g]
   
 I170-1.75-250 1.75 205 55 55 250 61.00 USD 
 I170-3.00-250 3 205 55 55 250 Upon request 
 I170-1.75-750 1.75 205 55 67 750 94.00 USD 
 I170-3.00-750 3 205 55 67 750 Upon request 
More about selected part:
3D-CAD Product page Sample request PDF Quote request Price list myCatalog
iglide® J260-PF (yellow)  

iglide® J260-PF

Nozzle temperature: 500°F – 536°F

Bed temperature: 212°F – 266°F

Wear resistant, especially when combined with plastic shafts

Higher application temperature of 248°F

Good resistance to media


 
Material table
Color yellow
moisture absorption at 73 °F and 50 %r.h. 0,2 weight-%
Max. water absorption 0,4 weight-%
Max. long term application temperature 248 °F
Max. short term application temperature 284 °F
Minimum application temperature -148 °F

Delivery program:
Part No.:
Ordering number Filament
diameter
[mm]
Roll
outer diameter
[mm]
Roll
inner diameter
[mm]
Spool
width
[mm]
Net weight
 
[g]
   
 J260-PF0300SMP (1) 3 0 0 0 25 0.00 USD 
 J260-1.75-250 1.75 205 55 55 250 64.00 USD 
 J260-3.00-250 3 205 55 67 250 64.00 USD 
More about selected part:
3D-CAD Product page Sample request PDF Quote request Price list myCatalog
(1) This product is a test kit that is not supplied on a spool
3D Filament

Y = rate of wear [µm/km]
* moulded

 
Wear linear: v= 0,1 m/s; p= 1 MPa; l= 5 mm
3D Filament

Y = rate of wear [µm/km]
* moulded

 
Wear pivoting: v= 0.01 m/s; p= 1 MPa; ß= 60

Leading-edge technology: 3D printers with igus® products - self-lubricating

3D printers can print three-dimensional work pieces with computer controls. On the one hand, the advantages include that high tooling costs are avoided to produce parts and no excess material needs to be machined, making 3D printing a cost-effective method. On the other, there are also no limits to shape design, making unusual shapes possible that would otherwise not be possible.