igus has expanded its range of wear-resistant “Tribo-Filaments” for 3D printing with the introduction of the chemical resistant iglide C210 printable material. Prototypes and custom small-batch components can be 3d printed and put into contact with chemicals and aggressive cleaning agents.
The C210 material withstands a number of acids and solvents, as well as hydrogen peroxide. Additionally, the filament material offers high wear resistance, which ensures a long service life for printed components, and can stand up to long term exposure to temperatures of up to 212º F, and short term exposure to temperatures up to 356º F.
For use in a range of applications, especially for hygienically-sensitive areas such as in the food and pharmaceutical industries, the iglide C210 printer filaments are up to 50 times more abrasion resistant than standard 3D printing plastic materials. The tribologically optimized material is blended with solid lubricant to provide low-friction operation as a machine component when the material is printed. A total of six iglide materials are now available as Tribo-filament.