Our Polyester PETG premium filament is one of the most trusted plastics around. Also known as glycol modified PET, or less commonly as GPET (the G means it’s been glycol modified for extra durability).
This high performance material is highly durable and impact resistant, yet it's also more flexible than PLA or ABS and can be safely recycled.
PETG offers excellent clarity, light transmission (in the translucent colors) and high gloss. PETG is stronger than just PET and can achieve very strong and sturdy prints.
PETG is a food contact approved material, is BPA free and prints without any odor or smell!
PETG material is very easy to print with and comes out great in a wide temperature range. It's great even for large flat prints due to its very low shrinkage. Combination of strength, low shrinkage and smoother finish make PETG an ideal alternative to PLA and ABS.
Other features include great layer adhesion, chemical resistance including acids and water.
Our PETG filament is characterized by consistent quality, high dimensional accuracy and has been extensively tested on a variety of printers; yielding very strong and precise prints.
PETG is hydrophobic and is less prone to any moisture related issues.
||NET WEIGHT: 2 KG (4.4 LB)
|230°C - 260°C
- Set your print bed temperature to approximately 60°C (hotter for the first few layers if possible). If not using a heated bed, try raising your hot-end temperature.
- To get the optimal temperature; start from 230°C and continue to raise the temperature until the printers starts browning the print regularly, from that point, drop the temperature by a couple of degrees and your set. Make a note for follow-on prints.
- PETG doesn’t need to be squeezed onto your heated bed, you want to leave a slightly larger gap on the Z axis to allow more room for the plastic to lay down. If the extruder nozzle is too close to the bed, or previous layer it will skim and create stringing and build-up around your nozzle. We recommend starting off moving your nozzle away from the bed in 0.02mm increments, until there is no skimming when printing.
- Print on PVA mixed in water, 1 to 4, 1 to 3 ratio. Let it dry after application.
- FAN: No cooling required during the print. However, if you need better detail, and no stringing, you'll need to use 100% fan. The rapid cooling after leaving the nozzle will leave your prints detailed, with no stringing or blobbing. We recommend printing without fan for the first layer or two, and then full fan after that. If you’re still getting trouble with slight stringing, further airflow increase is needed, perhaps with an additional fans or other modification.
If print is too stringy, also try under-extruding a bit. PETG can be sensitive to over extrusion (blobbing etc.) – if you’re experience this, just bring in the extrusion setting on the splicer ever-so-slightly each time until it stops.
- No raft. (if the print bed is not heated, consider using brim instead, 5 or more mm wide.)
- 30-60mm/s print speed