Our 3D-printed injection molds produce parts with similar material properties as components from conventional serial molds. With print2mold, igus® 3D prints injection mold tooling out of our engineered composite plastic iglide® materials, which are up to 80% cheaper than steel materials. We extensively test the tribological properties of our plastics inside our 41,000-square-foot lab in Cologne, Germany to ensure each material offers a longer service life than standard 3D-printing materials. All iglide® materials are low-wear, self-lubricating and maintenance-free. More than 50 iglide® plastics are available for printing injection molds.
Our 3D-printed injection molds are ideal for processing parts with special properties, such as conductivity, underwater use, KTW conformity, or high temperature resistance, since those properties cannot be processed in a 3D printer. Printed molds are also up to 80% cheaper than steel materials, and the 3D printing process is 70% faster than manufacturing conventional tooling.
3D printing your components directly is a better option if you need them delivered between 24 hours and three days or if they have a complex design. There is no additional charge for complexity since 3D printing is a tool-less manufacturing process. Directly printing small parts under 5g, whether simple or complex, could also be more cost-effective than injection molding. igus® offers an online 3D printing service so you can easily order custom-made parts and receive them quickly. Our high-performance iglide® materials are also available as filaments for 3D-printing and are well-suited for moving applications due to their high abrasion resistance and excellent coefficients of friction.
Our 3D-printed injection molds produce parts with similar material properties as components from conventional serial molds. That’s because we extensively test the tribological properties of our iglide® plastics inside our 41,000-square foot lab in Cologne, Germany. This ensures that each part made from our materials will offer a longer service life than standard 3D-printing materials.
Over 50 materials for countless applications. Whether your application is exposed to high temperatures, contact with media or wear-intensive conditions, igus almost always offers a solution.
Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, learn more about how igus® can assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 965-2496 to discuss your project today!