3D-Printing – Page 2 – igus Blog



Three areas of application for 3D printing with sensors

igu-blog-adm | 24. February 2021

Additive manufacturing has already proven itself in many areas, as it can be used without tools and using diverse materials for many different applications, making them more cost-effective and flexible. Now a new form of 3D printing is also coming to the fore, where it is possible to integrate different materials in a single printing […]


Lebensdauerrechner für 3D-gedruckte Bauteile

Unique service: determine service life of 3D printed polymer components

igu-blog-adm | 5. February 2021

Unplanned machine downtime is a horror for any engineer, especially as a failed component can, with a bit of bad luck, lead to serious damage of the machine. The associated costs and effort cause considerable trouble for many companies. Very few manufacturers are in a position to state the expected service life of their components. […]


How to optimise every component for injection moulding

Lars Butenschön | 29. January 2021

It is a designer’s worst-case scenario: days and weeks go by to design and manufacture an injection mould. When production finally begins and the first component falls out of the mould, one gets a nasty surprise. The surface of the moulding has dents that not only look unsightly but also impair the function. Why is […]


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 […]