Components made of igus® Tribo-Filament are up to 50 times more wear-resistant than standard materials for 3D printing and therefore have an extremely long service life. Due to their excellent tribological properties, they are suited for 3D printing of replacement parts, for example bearings, drive nuts, gears and other wear parts. The igus® Tribo-Filaments can be processed on 3D printers that are based on the fused-deposition-modelling method (FDM/FFF) and that allow the nozzle temperature to be set as required.
- Tribo-filament that is easiest to process
- High abrasion resistance at low surface speeds
- Good mechanical coefficients
- Compliant with EU Regulation 10/2011
- Flexural strength: 54 MPa
- Net Weight 750g
- Recommend using Ultimaker Adhesion Sheets
Typical application areas
- Special machine construction
- Jig construction
- Complex wear parts
Please observe the processing instructions for the iglidur® I180-PF 3D print filament in the download area.
- Technical Data
- iglidur® I180-PF Industry Flyer PDF
- iglidur® I180-PF processing instructions PDF
- iglidur® I180-PF product data sheet PDF
- iglidur® I180-PF safety data sheet PDF
Carecos Kosmetik GmbH faced the following problem: their new machined aluminium grippers made for the packaging machines, which would grip the lids and screw them onto cans costed up to 10,000 euros per part, and a six week lead time.
Due to the high costs and the long production time of the metal grippers, Carecos Kosmetik GmbH initially tried to 3D print the grippers with standard plastics such as ABS and PLA. However, the printing processes did not provide satisfactory results. So they turned to igus® and with the tribologically-optimized I150 filament, they found an extremely stable and simultaneously impact-resistant material for 3D printing, with which a gripper can be printed within 10 to 12 hours.
Almost every element of a gripper is flexible and glides in its movement on surfaces and shafts and pins, so that the individual parts are exposed to constant wear. Metal parts must often be fitted with separate bearings or lubricated in the application. The use of iglide I150 in 3D printing enabled the company to save up to 85% of the cost and 70% of the manufacturing time compared to the previously selected aluminium formats. Plastic grippers are seven times lighter than metal grippers.