3D-Printing – Page 4 – igus Blog



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 […]


3D printing with wear-resistant polymers

Niklas Eutebach | 24. April 2020

3D printing is ascendant across industries and materials, not only in product development, but also in industrial manufacturing processes. But if the freedom granted by additive manufacturing is to realise its full potential in the industrial environment, 3D printing materials must perform just as well as their mechanically processed counterparts. igus has dedicated itself to […]


Can 3D printers replace machine tools?

igu-blog-adm | 22. April 2020

You need a metallic component. You can quickly import the software model and the part comes out of the 3D printer in no time at all. Swarf doesn’t occur. There is practically no waste. This quickly leads to the question: can 3D printers replace classic machine tools? This blog examines this question for three relevant […]