Special hygienic solutions are the be-all and end-all in the packaging and food industry. For this reason, many users are already using the FDAcompliant iglidur plain bearings and
bar stock made of high-performance polymers from igus. To enable the users to have even more design freedom in the construction of their machine, igus has now developed its
temperature-resistant, long-lasting and proven material iglidur A350 as a 3D printing tribo-filament.
“As the machines in the packaging and food industry are becoming more and more customised, solutions for plain bearings and wear-resistant parts in special shapes are required”, explains Niklas Eutebach, Additive Manufacturing Development Engineer at igus GmbH. “In order to give the user even more design freedom in the construction of their system, we have now developed iglidur A350 as a tribo-filament.” The lubrication-free and
maintenance-free material is specifically designed for use in food and packagin
Approved for the food sector
The iglidur A350 material complies with EU Regulation 10/2011 and the FDA and is therefore officially approved for contact with food. At the same time, it also meets the fire protection requirements of the United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for aircraft interiors. Due to its blue colour, iglidur A350 is easier to detect and increases safety in production. The durability of the material is particularly evident in pivoting and rotary applications and with high and medium loads on stainless steel shafts. The filament is available for self-printing on a high-temperature 3D printer, as well as in the 3D printing
service from igus.