igus introduces first 3D print material for food technology


igus,motion plastic specialist introduced the first 3D print material I150 for food technology. According to company, the material is lubrication-free and maintenance free, which can be used even on 3D printers that do not have a heated printing plate.


With the certified iglidur® I150 Tribo-Filament, lubrication-free special parts for movement in the food industry can be produced quickly and cost-effectively. The iglidur® I150 can be processed on any 3D printer where the nozzle temperature can be set to 250°C.


The high-performance plastic has a very low shrinkage, it can also be processed on 3D printers that do not have a heated printing plate. In this case, the igus adhesive film is recommended as the base for the print bed in order to ensure good adhesion.


"Iglidur I150 is extremely versatile and therefore also interesting for many other industries", explains Tom Krause, product manager for Tribo-Filaments at igus. It is very tough and the easiest Tribo-Filament the material has high wear resistance at surface speeds of up to 0.2 m/s. The iglidur I150 illustrated a much higher abrasion resistance compared to classic 3D printing materials for a large number of different test parameters.