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3D printer construction: Lubrication- and maintenance-free products for 3D printers

Components or ready-to-install system solutions – suitable for all installation areas

Lubrication- and maintenance-free technologies and components from igus® are already playing a central role in most assembly kits and blueprints for 3D printers. Tribologically optimised high-performance plastics ensure better 3D printing and lower the costs. With its modular motion plastics® system, igus® enables maximum design freedom for individual applications in the area of 3D printing: drylin® linear bearings are almost noiseless as no metal bearings are used and dryspin® lead screw nuts ensure efficient and precise adjustment of the print bed. In addition, energy supply chains from igus® increase machine operating times, as a result of which corkscrews and general cable failures are a thing of the past. Extremely constricted installation spaces, very small bend radii, short assembly times – Profit from our wide range of products with no minimum order quantity.

 
Your advantages at a glance:

Lubrication-free

Quiet operation and smooth sliding

Resistance to dirt

Long service life

Corrosion-resistant

A wide array of variants and material types

 

Especially suitable products for use in 3D printers

drylinw  

  • Extensive modular system
  • Easy assembly with maximum utilisation of installation space
  • Over 25 rail designs for maximum design freedom

Shaft guide  

  • Compatible with standard ball bearings
  • Replaceable liners
  • Highly wear-resistant, robust and resistant to dirt

Lead screw technology  

  • Lubrication- and maintenance-free
  • Low noise and low vibration
  • Media-resistant

Filament  

  • Versatile use: good combination of high wear resistance, strength and temperature resistance
  • Good processing ability with an enclosed printer and igus® adhesive film

iglidur j  

  • The versatile endurance runner with very low coefficients of friction on (nearly) all shafts
  • Low wear with many different shaft materials
  • Vibration-dampening

e2micro  

  • Easy installation
  • Minimal inner height (5mm)
  • Stable, lightweight for dynamic applications

Application examples of our customers

Varied and practical

3D printing and house construction? Do they go together? The example of the Dutch "Europe Building" in Amsterdam's marine quarter shows that it works. drylin® E linear robots and the engineering expertise of igus® made it possible.


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Cost-effective and high-quality

The 3D printer from Cobot stands out due to its innovative design as well as its large installation space. Inside the printer, drylin® linear technology from igus® ensures completely lubrication-free and maintenance-free operation.


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Low-noise, lubrication-free and maintenance-free

This 3D printer from EVO-tech GmbH uses a ready-to-install system solution from the motion plastics® specialist igus®. In addition to drylin® linear technology, e-chains® and chainflex® cables are used.


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Cost-effective with outstanding running performance

Kühling&Kühling GbR was looking for special products for a 3D printer that were to offer freedom from lubrication, outstanding robustness and good temperature resistance. The drylin® range of products makes it possible.


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Tested for abrasion resistance of the laser sintering material and wear resistance of the Tribo-Filament.

For prototypes or small series, extremely abrasion-resistant and wear-resistant Tribo plastics for additive production with the laser-sintering (SLS) method or with the help of filaments (FDM/FFF) make it possible to directly use the printed bearing or test the functioning of the printed bearing reliably and conclusively. In our own igus® test laboratory, the Tribo-optimised materials are tested for resistance to wear and abrasion and compared with conventional materials.

Laser sintering test  
Test: Abrasion resistance of the laser sintering material

Tribo-Filament test  
Test: Wear resistance of the Tribo-Filament

Further information

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