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Igus Inc. (East Providence, RI), a motion plastics specialist supplying cable management systems, bearings and a range of other industrial motion components, has introduced a new material that is up to 50 times more abrasion resistant than conventional 3D-printer materials.

Clare Goldsberry

July 8, 2015

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Igus introduces abrasion-resistant 3D-printer filament

Igus Inc. (East Providence, RI), a motion plastics specialist supplying cable management systems, bearings and a range of other industrial motion components, has introduced a new material that is up to 50 times more abrasion resistant than conventional 3D-printer materials.

Igus-iblide-tribo-filament-150.jpgThe iglide tribo filament has undergone extensive testing in the company's in-house lab. It is the first filament for 3D printers specifically developed for dynamic applications.

The filament provides customers with improved flexibility in bearing design; even prototypes can be produced cost-effectively and quickly. Igus' online 3D-CAD library provides access to 3D models for Igus products in STL formats, which can be downloaded and directly used as input data for 3D printing.

The filament will be produced in spool diameters of 1.75 and 3 mm; starter kits with approximately 25 grams of material for initial trials will also be available.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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