2-component 3d printing

VOTW- Strengthening 3D printed parts with multi material printing technology

Published on: 16/03/2023

Using an igus® low friction tribofilament and combining it with one of our high strength 3D printing materials, we are now able to offer exceptional wear resistance alongside other mechanical and functional properties. In what is known as two-component printing, similar filaments can be securely bonded together, connecting the two “phases”. This enables two very […]


Additive manufacturing meets Industry 4.0: igus makes 3D printed tribo-components intelligent

Published on: 24/11/2020

Printed components made intelligent – this is the latest product development from motion plastics experts igus. In this world first, igus can integrated sensors into its printed motion plastics components to predict maintenance requirements and avoid downtime. igus, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has developed a special feature; sensors are directly printed into […]


Stereo instead of mono: igus gives customers complete design freedom with 2-component 3D printing

Published on: 07/10/2020

Two filaments can be joined together in a single production step to form a lubrication-free and robust component. Prototypes, spare parts, tools and low volume production: 3D printers from plastics specialist igus are now producing components with different filament materials. Specialised material properties can be easily combined in this 2-component 3D printing. For example, components […]