3D printing

3D printing and injection moulding igus® blogs. Find out more information about 3D printing, injection moulding, custom parts and other igus® 3D print services.

How to calculate cost of 3D printed parts

3D printing stands as a revolutionary technology, transforming concepts into tangible objects with unprecedented ease and efficiency, but what’s the cost for your business?

3 easy ways to solve the obsolete part issue

Finding out that a part no longer exists and is an obsolete part can be infuriating and expensive. Luckily, with new technologies, it is becoming easier to remake parts, saving your machines from being thrown onto the scrap heat and ensuring that they can keep going for many more years. Find out how here at igus® we are helping with the fight to keep older machines alive.

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Which is better, 3D printing or CNC machining?

There is always the discussion between which is best, CNC machining parts or 3d printing and to be honest, there are pro’s and con’s for both method. This blog explores each method and why both methods of manufacturing are important.

What are the advantages of additive manufacturing ?

Additive manufacturing is a printing process that builds three-dimensional objects. The process consists of adding layer by layer of material abiding to a computer based design. One of igus’ many projects is the development into the 3D printing industry with an alternative idea, using tribo-filament high-performance polymer materials. 3D printing has revolutionised the way we produce, with NASA trailing the creation of food to limit waste for astronauts. Many other industries have also invested in this such as fashion designers trialling the creation of new clothing and shoes.

What 3D printing material is food safe?

FDA is vital for many industries and having the ability to 3D print parts is crucial but special FDA material needs to be available.
Luckily at igus® we have a number of FDA 3D printed materials available, covering many different criteria’s such as high temperatures, chemical resistant and hard wearing.

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April 2022: What new igus products have been released?

Every year, hundreds of new igus products are released to the standard product range available and 2022 is no exception! With over 175 new products across all the product ranges, this blog is to give an overview of a few highlighted products!

Plastic gears vs metal gears. Change up a gear!

Plastic gears are becoming more popular with engineers and designers thanks to the flexibility of manufacturing them. With the likes of the igus® gear configurator, you can now pick the best materials, make modifications and see how long the gear would last. Can you do that with metal gears?

How to build a 3D printer with igus® parts

igus® provides designers of 3D printers with a large modular kit – linear technology, plain bearings, energy supply chains and lead screw systems – always completely lubrication-free. So, if you are building a 3D printer, talk to igus® and see how we can help with the build.