iglidur I3 – the first 3D printing material for vehicle interiors

Julio Pauli | 26. June 2020

The automotive industry requirement profile for materials used in vehicle interiors is continusously becoming more stringent. These requirements can be found in the OEMs specifications and are based on the legal requirements.


How a 3D printer template became 240,000 face shields

Maria Burkanova | 22. June 2020

Especially in times of crisis, creative and above all fast solutions are essential. And when it comes to speed and creativity, the 3D printing community is quick to respond. This was also the case this time when Prusa Research, a pioneer in FDM printing, created a design for 3D printed face shields and made it […]


Spare parts for goods wagons

Thorsten Mersch | 8. June 2020

Goods wagons are often in service for 30 years or even 40 years. Getting spare parts at the beginning is no problem. But what do you do if the supplier removes this component from his product range or the whole company shuts its doors? This is no problem with standard parts such as screws, seals […]


iglidur I8-ESD: abrasion-resistant components with ESD specifications

Paul Gomer | 5. May 2020

Every machine contains moving parts that cause friction during operation. In contrast to metal, components made of wear-resistant iglidur polymers do not require additional lubrication (because they contain solid lubricants) – however polymers cannot dissipate the electrostatic discharge caused by friction. In semiconductor and electrical engineering, a static discharge through components can cause permanent damage […]


Designing lead screw nuts for 3D printing

Paul Gomer | 24. April 2020

Die zwei häufigsten Gründe für die Fertigung von Antriebs- und Gewindemuttern mittels 3D-Druck Verfahren sind der Bau von funktionalen Prototypen und die Herstellung von komplexen Sondermuttern. In der Produktentwicklung werden mitunter mehrere Modelle konstruiert und getestet – mit dem Rapid Prototyping Verfahren kann die Herstellung von seriennahen Varianten und Anpassungen sehr schnell erfolgen, was einen […]