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.
Vertical axis: wear rate [µm/km]
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.
Energy chains made of the conductive ESD material igumid ESD have been specially developed for the avoidance of static charging in processes involved in the manufacture of electronic components or modules. The ESD energy chains have been certified according to DIN 53482 as well as to the guidelines relating to static electricity ZH1/200 of the German Federation of the Statutory Accident Insurance Institutions for the Industrial Sector (Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften) and have been tested with more than 10 million cycles, which makes them suitable for the highest requirements. The openable energy chains with mounting brackets and interior separation are available from stock.
The xiros polymer ball transfer units made of xirodur F182 are ideal for roller conveyor guides and the transport of goods that have sharp edges or are sensitive. Uncontrolled discharging is a thing of the past for transport goods and customers. These components make it possible to smoothly move loads of up to 500N in all directions. In addition, the polymer ball transfer unit can be used in any installation position, vertical, horizontal and overhead.
The lubrication-free iglidur bar stock enables the free design of maintenance-free sliding elements and bearings of all kinds. In addition to bar stock for self-machining by the customer, plain bearings and sliding elements can be ordered in the CNC service. For urgent prototypes, components can be manufactured within a few days in line with an agreed deadline.
With or without flange, the plain bearings made of iglidur F2 help to avoid electrostatic charging. Good resistance to media and temperature, suitable even in wet conditions due to low moisture absorption and good universal coefficient of wear, pave the way for a wide range of applications.
The PRT-04 made of stainless steel is conductive and prevents electrostatic charging. It is particularly suitable in areas where charging must be prevented, e.g. in the semiconductor industry or in laboratories. The slewing ring bearing is ready to install immediately.
igus supplies a wide range of wear-resistant components made of antistatic polymers, which, thanks to the incorporated solid lubricants and their special composition, have an especially long service life and considerably reduce the amount of maintenance work needed.
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