It’s not officially released in the U.S., but you can pre-order a starter kit. igus has been working on a tribo filament for 3D printers. According to the company, this material is up to 50 times more abrasion resistant than other 3D printer materials.
The product, which has been tested countless times in the igus® in-house testing lab, is the first filament for 3D printers specifically developed for dynamic applications. This new filament gives customers more flexibility for the design of their bearings, even prototypes can be produced relatively cost-effectively and quickly. igus®’ online 3D-CAD library provides access to readily available 3D models for igus® products in STL formats, which can be downloaded and directly used as input data for 3D printing.
The filament will be produced with spool diameters of 1.75 mm and 3.00 mm. There will also be starter kits with approx. 25 g material for initial trials.