igus iglidur I151 food-compatible filament for 3D printing

Friday, 11 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Developed by igus, the iglidur I151 is a blue, food-compatible tribo-filament for 3D printing of special parts which has an optimal coefficient of friction and wear.

The tribo-filament is a refinement of the easy-to-machine igus iglidur I150 all-rounder filament. Because it is blue, it can be used to manufacture special parts that are optically detectable in the food industry. Food compatibility according to the FDA and to EU Regulation 10/2011 also qualifies the polymer for use in the food and cosmetics industries.

igus has included iglidur I150, its all-rounder material, in its 3D printing materials range since 2017. The filament is easy to use with conventional 3D printers. This allows special parts to be manufactured quickly and cost-effectively with the FDM process.

The new tribo-filament is suitable for printing components with wear resistance. Because the material is enriched with solid lubricants, no additional lubrication is necessary. This rules out any contamination hazard. The printed components comply with the requirements of the FDA and of EU Regulation 10/2011, making them suitable for use in the food and cosmetics industries. The blue colour provides the required optical detectability.

iglidur I151 can be used with any 3D printer that can be set to a nozzle temperature of 250°C.

The filament can be ordered as roll material. Users can also commission the igus 3D printing service to manufacture their wear-resistant special parts.

Online: www.treotham.com.au
Phone: 1300 65 75 64
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