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3D-printed special components according to your specifications

Are you looking for customised components or that are individually matched to your requirements? igus® makes these components for you, e.g. with the help of 3D printers and using the SLS method (Selective Laser Sintering). What is special about this: For 3D printing, iglidur® filaments are used that have been tribologically optimised and are therefore 50 times more wear-resistant than conventional 3D-printing filaments. Best suited for quantities of 1 to 500.

All igus® manufacturing methods at a glance

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special bearings

Special bearings  

Find out everything about special bearings from igus®.

Injection moulding
of special bearings

Injection mould  

Best suited for quantities of: 200 to 10,000

Special bearings
made of bar stock

iglidur® bar stock  

Best suited for quantities of: 1 to 500

Injection moulding
with aluminium
or plastic mould

Injection mould made of high-performance polymers  

Best suited for quantities of: 1 to 500

How is 3D printing done at igus®?

Use our upload function and obtain your individual special part in just a few days!
3D printing upload  
1. Submit an enquiry

  • Fill in the form with some basic information
  • You will then be individually advised by our experts
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3D printing manufacturing  
2. We print your desired component

  • The production process at igus® starts immediately after receipt of your order
  • The igus® team is available to answer any questions you may have

3D printing product delivery  
3. You receive your finished product

  • Your product is ready as quickly as possible - irrespective of whether it is a prototype, a replacement part or a small series
  • We send you your order
  • You can also collect it yourself

igus® filaments and SLS materials for 3D printing  
The right filaments for your project!

We offer you 3D printing filaments with optimised friction and wear properties for innumerable
applications. Irrespective of whether your application is exposed to high temperatures,
contact with media or wear-intensive conditions – igus® nearly always has a solution.

igus special parts sample box  
Free sample box

The box contains samples as well as all the important information about individual components at a glance.

igus® materials and filaments for 3D printing  
Advantages of iglidur® materials

Each of our specially developed high-performance polymers possesses unique properties.

igus plain bearings  
igus® online shop

Here you can find all standard parts as well as numerous iglidur® materials and their properties.  

Component is printed in 3D printer  
3D printing service - Get it printed now!

You already know which material your component should be made of? Then use the 3D printing service from igus now with immediate price indication.  

Application examples of our customers

Printed in 3D: maintenance-free gripper for the packaging industry

Fast availability at a low price and use under hygienic conditions were important prerequisites for this 3D-printed gripper. It is used to package cosmetic products and has the special advantage of working without additional lubrication, therefore fulfilling hygienic requirements.

Plastic gears printed in 3D for charging system for electric cars

Easelink, a company from Graz, has developed "Matrix Charging", a charging system consisting of two components. A charging pad connected to the mains is installed in the car park. A connector on the bottom of the e-car drops down when parked over the pad. The charging process starts automatically, without the driver having to connect a cable. Use the igus® 3D printing service to make sure the development of prototypes remains cost-effective while ensuring high quality.

Printed in 3D: customised plain bearing ready for collection within hours

What do you do when an important replacement part for an exhibit suddenly goes missing on the way to the trade fair? The response of the Berlin-based company Blackcam, a manufacturer of camera motion systems, is to turn to the igus 3D printing service.

Custom-made component made using the igus® 3D print service

Inspired by the Formula 1, the student teams of the "Formula Student Germany" construction competition compete with each other. For constructing their racing cars, the Formula Student Team from Weingarten near Ravensburg needed customised plastic pinions, among other things. With the 3D print service by igus®, these components were not only produced quickly, but also made of wear-resistant iglidur® material.

Made of bar stock: special bearings for highest precision in ophthalmology

iglidur® bar stock is used to manufacture a microscope arm for eye examinations. The reason: it can be machined to produce customised plain bearings down to sizes measured in μm to ensure the necessary precision for examinations.  

Produced with injection moulding: bearings that compensate tolerances, in heavy-duty agricultural equipment construction

In the case of the agricultural machine construction industry, hay rakes are subjected to continuous stress in rough conditions. No problem for igus® special parts, however: not only are they particularly wear-resistant, they are also maintenance-free and reduce assembly costs.

Made of bar stock: individual iglidur® component for melting probe

The "IceMole" is a melting probe, with which the polar regions, glaciers and as a long-term objective extraterrestrial regions are to be explored. For storing the ice screw, a component was needed that is water- and dirt-resistant and  thermally insulated. Therefore, a bearing is used that was made of iglidur® A180 bar stock.


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