ATEX certification for machines in explosion risk areas with 3D printing of ESD special parts

igu-blog-adm | 26. October 2020

Even a small spark in a potentially explosive atmosphere, can have devastating consequences for personnel and the entire plant. However, friction – especially friction of moving plastic components against each other – causes sparks. In order to permanently protect these components from irreversible damage, a controlled discharge is necessary. This means that materials with defined […]


CAD Konfigurator Benutzungsanleitung

How do I use the igus 3D printing CAD configurators?

Paul Gomer | 20. September 2020

A CAD configurator has many advantages. It shortens tedious recurring design work and saves time and money with simple use and consistent data quality. Basically, our 3D printing CAD configurators enable a fast implementation of a variant-rich wear-resistant part by determining individually selected and valid product features. Thereby it is very important to configure a […]


Goliath the Printer: this 3D printer is as big as a room

pwirth | 31. August 2020

Everything except the small: students Robina and Chris’ 3D printer has a 2 x 2 x 2 metre installation space. We are enthusiastic about the 3D Goliath – and support the young industrial designers with free equipment. We all know about home 3D printers, compact devices no bigger than a microwave oven that print plastic gadgets […]


50 per cent savings with 3D printed spare parts

Maria Burkanova | 20. August 2020

Machines are expensive and so is their maintenance. This applies in particular to special machines and older models, where the procurement of spare parts is often difficult and usually cost-intensive. Often the required parts must be individually traced and produced. Costs and problems are not only caused by the always expensive custom-made production of individual […]


igus filament in a Ultimaker 3D printer

iglidur filaments for wear-resistant 3D printing in Ultimaker podcast

Maria Burkanova | 30. June 2020

With the Talking Additive Podcast, 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker offers a stage for innovative providers of 3D printing solutions for the industry. In the current episode, presenter Matt Griffin talks to our colleague and 3D printing specialist Niklas Eutebach about the special features of the self-lubricating iglidur tribofilament and how 3D-printed moving functional parts can […]