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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

Complex 3D printed objects produced from high-performance materials

3D printing is a cost-effective alternative to injection molding for producing complex parts for prototypes, single orders or small quantities. igus® prints components using our engineered composite plastic iglide® printing materials, which have been proven to last up to 50 times longer than standard 3D-printing materials inside moving applications. We extensively test our high-performance polymers inside our 41,000-square-foot test lab to ensure every 3D-printed part offers exceptional wear resistance comparable to injection-molded components. All igus® 3D-printed parts are low-friction, maintenance-free and self-lubricating.


  • Selection of various iglide® materials for moving applications
  • Individual components with wear rates similar to injection-molded parts or bar stock
  • Rapid production, even for complex components
  • Easily upload and order your CAD file online
  • Necessary adaptations and optimizations possible

3D printing service

Whether you need a prototype or functional component, our individual 3D printing service is a fast and cost-effective way to print gears, racks, plain bearings, rollers, linear bearings, lead screw nuts and more from our low-friction, high-performance iglide® polymers.

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print2mould method at igus

Injection molding tools from the 3D printer

Do you need a component that meets specific requirements, such as FDA compliance or use underwater? Then 3D-printed iglide® injection molds are the solution for you! Our 3D-printed injection molding tools can produce parts from more than 50 iglide® polymers for prototypes and small batches in 3 to 10 business days.

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Durability of our 3D printing materials

We continuously test the tribological properties of our iglide® materials inside our 41,000-sqaure-foot test lab to ensure each 3D-printed component offers a longer service life than standard materials inside moving applications.

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3D printed gear made of iglidur polymer in tribology test

iglidur filaments and powders for the 3D printing of your component

Filament and laser sintering powder made of iglide polymers

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

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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