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Igus Has expanded its range around the 3D printing and now offers a laser sintering material, which is particularly suitable for the additive manufacture of gear wheels. The new material "Iglidur I6"For selective laser sintering (SLS) offers a wear resistance of at least six times higher compared to standard materials, thereby extending the service life of moving applications.

Iglidur I6 was specially developed for lubrication and maintenance-free gear applications to further increase the life of gears. The new material now extends the existing range of six tribo filaments for the FDM process as well as those already in production "Iglidur I3"For special gears with four-digit batch sizes for the SLS process.

The in-house 2750 m² test laboratory shows that the new material for gears has a particularly high wear resistance and therefore a particularly long service life. In the test lab of the Motion Platics specialist, Iglidur has impressed I6 in comparison with the previously common materials for SLS printing.

The test involved a worm wheel with 5 Nm torque and 12 min-1 tested. The gear made of the standard laser sintering material PA12 already remained after 521 cycles, because the coefficient of friction had risen so high. The Iglidur I6 gear showed only minor wear after 1 million cycles and was still fully functional. In the test, the new laser sintering material could also assert itself clearly compared to milled gears. Cog wheels made of POM already showed total wear after 621.000 cycles, while milled gears made of PBT broke after 155.000 cycles.

For ordering a tribologically optimized gear, there is the 3D Print Service, Already within 1-3 days the individual gear is ready to ship.
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