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Electrostatically discharging components made of wear-resistant 3D printing material

iglidur I8-ESD is an electrostatically discharging SLS material for long-lasting, abrasion-resistant 3D printed components. Ideal for applications where ESD properties are essential for the avoidance of damage to electronic components: also the perfect choice for the manufacture of anti-static parts for machines that require ATEX certification.
In addition to its antistatic properties, iglidur I8-ESD is also characterised by its outstanding rigidity, as a result of which, the produced parts are deformed to a lesser degree than other materials under exactly the same load. Like all other 3D printing materials, iglidur I8-ESD contains solid lubricants, which ensure especially low friction and make additional lubrication unnecessary.
As part of our 3D printing service, iglidur I8-ESD is available for the fast manufacture of wear-resistant parts and can also be purchased in the online shop as SLS powder for processing with standard SLS equipment.  

3D printing ESD

Tech up

Tech up

  • Electrostatically dissipative (ESD)
  • Contact resistance 10^6 to 10^9 ohms * cm
  • Excellent service life - for example, a pivoting abrasion resistance factor of 2 to PA12
  • Can be processed on regular laser sintering systems
  • Suitable for explosion risk areas and ATEX certification
  • Reworking, grinding and
    chemical smoothing with the online 3D printing service
  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free

cost down

Cost down



  • ESD properties are essential, particularly in the electronics industry, for avoiding damage to electronic components
  • Also interesting for all other industries where it is important to avoid electrostatic charges
  • Tested 3D printing



  • No lubrication necessary
  • Can be recycled
  • 3D printing: low material requirements, since there is no waste or sprue

Tested! iglidur® I8-ESD wear test

iglidur® I8 wear test

Pivot wear 2MPa 0.01m/s

Vertical axis: wear rate [µm/km]

iglidur® I8 wear test

Linear wear: 1 Mpa 0.1m/s stroke 5mm

Vertical axis: wear rate [µm/km]

With its five decades of expertise in wear-resistant components made of self-lubricating high-performance polymers, igus offers new possibilities in 3D printing. The iglidur polymers have been specifically developed for 3D printing and are a lot more wear-resistant compared to regular 3D printing materials. Hence, wear resistance and friction are at the same level as with conventionally produced iglidur plain bearings. This shows that the igus 3D printing materials have been designed specifically for industrial use as durable function parts.  
The iglidur 3D printing polymers are thoroughly tested in the in-house test lab with regard to wear and friction. That way, the service life of igus 3D printing components, e.g. as gears or plain bearings, can be calculated online in advance. In addition to special polymers for applications in specific surroundings, igus offers expert advice, practical online tools and configurators, as well as free samples of our materials and products made out of them.

Further wear-resistant ESD components from igus

More information on 3D printing at igus

3D printing at igus

3D printing material, filaments and laser sintering powder

Learn more about our services, processes, filaments, laser sintering powder, rapid tooling, rapid prototyping and much more.

Industrial 3D printing

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3D printing sample box

Order the free sample box with samples of filaments, components and post-processed specimens and see for yourself the quality and special features of our 3D printing products.

Free sample box

Wear resistance put to the test

3D printing wear tests

Wear-resistant plastics from the 3D printer - to keep this promise, we regularly test our products regarding friction, load and service life in our in-house test lab.  

Tribology tests of 3D print material


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