With the rapid growth of 3D printing across all industries, there is a massive amount of waste being generated in the industry.
Filaments.ca is proud to be the first 3D materials supplier in Canada to offer the new and innovative REFILL filament system!
With our REFILL filament system, filament is produced as a coil WITHOUT a spool and is designed to be fitted on a REUSABLE master spool. A master spool is a spool that splits into 2 pieces in order to accept a refill filament coil and then closed back together to form a complete & full filament spool. Master spools can be either purchased separately or 3D printed from our free supplied STL files.
The main advantages of using the REFILL system are:
Reduced overall cost.
Reduced shipping weight.
Reduced packaging waste.
Reduced empty spools accumulation & waste.
The Filaments.ca REFILL filament system is proudly produced under our popular EconoFil™ line, finally bringing together our company vision of both financially and environmentally sustainable 3D printing!
We're passing our production cost savings back to you!
Take advantage of our high volume manufacturing savings! Being Canada's largest supplier of 3D printing materials, we are able to bring down manufacturing & packaging costs while still maintaining high quality product standards & practices. And it's all thanks to you, our customers!
Get the best of both worlds; High performance at an affordable & sustainable price:
The EconoFil™ series of 3D filaments is truly a unique endeavor; Having accessible, high quality and affordable filament makes it easier for more people to enter into the amazing world of 3D printing. From the start, Filaments.ca's vision has been to bring Canadians unique and popular 3D printing consumables without breaking the bank. EconoFil™ is a testament that even after years in business, this commitment is still very much part of our core values. Seeing the immense popularity recently in budget friendly 3D printing consumables, we're staying true to our vision and giving our customers local access to true competitively priced filaments as seen in other countries like the USA where the market is significantly larger. In fact, our EconoFil™ line is one of the lowest priced 3D filament on the market, and that is no gimmick!
In addition, high volume users such as schools, libraries and businesses can now confidently expand their 3D printing departments by knowing that they are getting the best possible value for their 3D printing consumables budget!
EconoFil™ is the perfect "go-to" filament for everyday 3D printing & prototyping.
Buying for your school or university? Get an additional 10% educational discount! Canada only - Contact us for details.
NET WEIGHT PER REFILL COIL: 1 KG (2.2 LB)
Filaments.ca EconoFil™ series PETG 3D printer filament is made only from PROVEN high quality PETG resin that's been improved & refined since 2013! Reliable, consistent & dependable for everyday 3D printing!
PET is one of the most trusted and commonly used plastics in the world; water bottles, food containers, clothing and more!
PET/G is stronger than just PET and can achieve very strong and sturdy prints. Our Polyester PETG premium filament, also known as glycol modified PET, or less commonly as GPET (the G means it’s been glycol modified for extra durability) is a high performance material that is highly durable and impact resistant. It is also more flexible compared to PLA or ABS and can be safely recycled.
PETG offers excellent clarity, light transmission (in the translucent colors) and high gloss. PETG is also a food contact approved material, is BPA free and prints without any odor or smell!
Once you've mastered the basics for printing with PETG, you will find it to be 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, smoother finish and higher heat resistance make PETG an ideal everyday alternative to PLA and ABS.
Other features include great layer adhesion, chemical resistance including acids and water. PETG is also less prone to moisture related issues.
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.
The Filaments.ca Brand Advantage:
It's the best selling PETG in Canada for a reason! Our premium grade PETG is a result of continually improving formulation based on feedback from our customers & the 3D printing community. Selling in such high volumes gives the Filaments.ca brand an edge over competitors by being able to analyze trends accurately and implement preventive actions to ensure the high quality of our product is maintained and improved.
All our products are stored in and shipped from our own fully controlled warehouse. Having full control over storage conditions, product packaging as well as maintaining a FIFO (First In First Out) storage system is crucial in maintaining optimal freshness of our 3D printing consumables.
NET WEIGHT: 1 KG (2.2 LB)
Made from 100% Grade A Virgin Raw Materials: We've seen first hand what prints from recycled filaments can look like, issues such as visible discoloration and other inconsistencies are common. From the very beginning, we've always guaranteed in writing that our filaments are made from pure grade virgin resin, giving you consistent high quality prints, beautiful look and feel.
Controlled using Non-Contact Laser Diameter Gauge: Rapid, precise and repeatable measurements to exact dimensional tolerances. Such gauges allow us to maintain consistent high quality filament by automatically stopping a production line the moment a non-conforming measurement is detected. So regardless of the 3D printer you are using, the consistently round diameters provide optimum flow through the extruder nozzle.
Continuous Line Production: Filament is extruded and spooled onto the reel in one continuous motion, producing tangle free spools that will unwind freely and smoothly from the start of the roll to the end.
New Non-Brittle Formula: Print with confidence knowing that the filament will not break during a print job, while still inside the printer or just sitting in storage. Our new formula is optimized for strength and performance.
Ideal for High Resolution Prints: Our filaments will give you outstanding results even when printing at ultra high resolution using the latest 3D printers.
Tested on a Wide Range of 3D Printers: We repeatedly and accurately test our filaments in-house, but more importantly, we act based on feedback from thousands of customers all across Canada (Thank you!)
Compliant, Registered and Certified: Our filaments comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) directive and certified by SGS. Why is it important? It basically means the filaments are free from lead and other potentially hazardous substances including cadmium, mercury and chromium VI, among others.
Moisture Protected Packaging: Some 3D printing materials can be negatively affected by moisture, that's why every product made by us is packed inside an air tight package along with a moisture absorbing desiccant pack. Furthermore, we've taken an extra precautionary step and will also ship you 1 free resealable bag as well as 1 free extra desiccant pack for every spool that you order. Regardless of the type of filament or the manufacturer. This will enable you to easily keep your filaments at an optimal storage condition and free from dust or dirt AFTER opening the original packaging, so its always ready for your next print.
Produced According to a Standardized Color System: Every colored filament we manufacture is formulated according to a standard color system such as the Pantone Color Matching System. This is important in order to ensure consistent color shade with every batch as well as allowing us to produce specialty colors such as metallic and custom colors.
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 glass with glue stick or you favorite printing surface.
FAN: Little to no cooling required during the print. We usually turn off the fan for the first layer and then turn it up to a maximum of 15% for the rest of the print.
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 slicer 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
We want to make sure that your shopping experience is truly worry-free, that's why we guarantee our everyday competitive prices & won't be beat on price! We will beat any advertised price on identical or comparable products!
If you find an identical or comparable item currently offered for less at a local competitor's store or website (including shipping, handling and fees, if applicable) before you buy or within 30 days of your purchase we’ll beat that price by 10% of the difference. In addition, should our own price be reduced after your purchase, present us with your original receipt within 30 days of purchase and we will match the price and refund you the difference.
How to make a request:
Simply contact us by phone, email or live chat and show us confirmation of the price that you have found for less from a local competitor via a complete URL (web address) of the product page on the competitor's website or via flyer/print-out (including shipping, handling and other fees, if applicable).
The product you’re comparing must:
Be priced in Canadian Dollars and include all fees, shipping costs, and other charges.
Be sold and shipped by a retailer AND authorized dealer located within Canada.
Be in stock, available for sale, and cannot be a limited time offer or available only in limited quantity.
Not be lower priced due to an advertising error, misprint, or special sale price
Special sale prices are excluded from this offer, these include but not limited to the following:
VIP SALE, Black Friday, Friends and Family, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day/Week, special educational prices, restricted offers, mail order offers, rebates, coupons, premiums, free or bonus offers, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) prices, open box products, close-outs, liquidations, discontinued, clearances, demos, refurbished items, open box items, financing offers and errors or misprints.
Also excluded are marketplace sellers on websites such as Amazon.ca or resellers such as eBay.ca as well as any sellers whose products are refurbished or liquidated.
Canada & International Shipping:
We ship Canada wide as well as internationally. We use Canada Post, UPS, Purolator, Canpar & FedEx for our shipping solutions. Large shipments, 50kg or more may be shipped by freight. Shipping costs are automatically calculated by the carrier during the checkout process. Any additional shipping charges incurred as a result of incorrect or incomplete address information as well as delivery refusal will be at the customer's expense.
All orders are shipped "Signature not required" unless otherwise requested (additional charges may apply).
All orders are shipped directly from our Mississauga, Ontario warehouse.
Please note that international shipments may incur additional charges such as brokerage, duties, taxes or other cross border related fees. These fees are NOT calculated during the checkout process, are NOT charged by Filaments.ca and are completely out of our control. It is important to note that Filaments.ca does NOT charge any additional fees beyond what is stated on the order invoice. Any cross-border related fees are the sole responsibility of the purchaser and are handled between the purchaser and the country the good being imported into, including any related agencies and/or customs brokerage companies.
We offer free shipping within Canada for orders totaling CAD$125 or more before tax. We also offer free shipping within the 48 contiguous United States for orders totaling CAD$200 or more before tax. To take advantage of this offer, please choose the free shipping option during the checkout process.
We reserve the right to choose the most economical shipping method. The shipping fee coverage for the free shipping option is limited to shipping services with charges up to CAD$50.
Free shipping does not apply to bulk or custom orders with discounted pricing.
Please note that our cut-off time for shipping overnight is 03:00 PM (Eastern Time). This means that if you choose FedEx Overnight as your shipping option, the order must be placed by 03:00 PM (Eastern Time) in order to get the order the next business day (FedEx overnight orders placed on a Friday will be delivered the following business day / Monday). It is important to follow this cut-off time in order to allow our warehouse time to prepare your order and still hand it over to FedEx on time for their overnight service.
As soon as your order is fulfilled, you will receive an email confirmation including your tracking number. Some shipping options such as envelopes or local deliveries may not have a tracking number.
Please note that in case of a refused delivery or if a shipment fails to be delivered to you because no one is home or available to receive the package, the courier WILL send the package back to us at OUR expense. When this happens, we will try to contact you and make further arrangements. These additional shipping charges incurred as well as charges to re-ship the package, will be forwarded to you, the customer. Therefore, please ensure that someone is always available to receive the package or pick it up from your local post office/courier facility before the courier ships it back to us.
We strive to ship out orders as soon as same day for all orders placed by 2pm EST. Although depending on order specifications, it can take between 24 to 48 hours. Unexpected issues may further delay this process and will be communicated accordingly.
Out of Stock & "Sold Out" Products:
The inventory in our online store and the inventory in our warehouse are synced. When you purchase a product on our online store it means the product is already in stock and ready to ship. But on very rare occasions, technical issues might cause this sync to fail, and one or more of the products purchased might be out of stock. IF this happens, we will offer an alternative product or refund you for the out of stock item/s. Your order may be marked as "partially fulfilled", meaning we will immediately ship the items that are in stock and the rest will be shipped as soon as the item/s are back in stock.
Products marked as "Sold Out" or "Unavailable" are normally available again within 1-4 weeks. Feel free to check back or contact us for information about availability of specific products.
Order Pick Ups:
Customers in the Greater Toronto area are welcome to pickup orders at our Customer Pickup location in Mississauga. Please note that we require at least 1 business day notice for pickup orders. When placing an order online, simply choose the "PICKUP" option on the checkout page. After we process your order we will send you an additional email with details about the date and time your order will be ready to be picked up.
Pickup Address: 7355 Torbram Rd. Unit 15 Mississauga ON L4T 3W3
Please have your ID ready to pick up your package.
Buy in Store:
Products can also be purchased directly at our Mississauga pickup location using credit, debit or cash.
I bought two, the first one was very, very slightly yellowish, but printed really well. It printed so well and strong that I decided to stop using PLA. It seems to like being printed hot, and doesn't print well below 235 degrees for me. The second roll I got was better.
The grey Econofil rolls are my workhorses for prototyping and items which just need structural development rather than aesthetic. A lot easier to sand than its PLA counterpart, which is good for me in cases where I need to refinish the surface for more detailed work.