PETG filament is stronger and more flexible than ABS and PLA. This allows you to use this filament for many different projects. PETG filament is nicely liquid at print temperature, so you can 3D print it just as quickly as PLA.
Why PETG filament
The biggest advantage of PETG filament is that it is very easy to 3D print. This is done with the same ease as PLA filament. In addition, it is also very flexible and strong. PETG is usually very transparent and therefore allows light to pass through well. PETG filaments are recyclable. PETG is based on the PET material. PET is best known for the PET bottles (deposit bottles) that can be found in every supermarket.
PETG filament is widely applicable and stands out for its flexibility, strength and heat resistance. This makes it ideal for objects that are constantly or briefly under pressure. Such as mechanical parts or protective parts. PETG filament is often suitable for contact with food or drink. This is then stated on the product page. Such as, for example, with the different colors of Innofil3D PET. We attach great importance to high-quality filaments. Because the quality of the 3D print is largely determined by the filament. That is why we regularly test our filaments ourselves. So that we can be sure that we only offer the best filaments. Although PETG filament is very versatile, it may of course be the case that your project will work better with a different type of filament. It is also possible that your 3D printer performs better with a different filament. Are you unsure about which filament is suitable for your project? You can always contact us. We are happy to advise you.
PETG filament for 3D printing is an easy to print filament, it is widely used for mechanical parts and everyday products. PETG is a type of thermoplastic polymer resin. The difference with our other materials such as PLA and ABS is in the molecular structure of PETG, which gives it very good thermal, chemical and impact-resistant properties. Even though PETG Filament is considered easy to print on, you will need to adjust your cutting machine settings to get a successful print. This PETG filament is a stiff and durable thermoplastic material that offers great print quality with its exceptionally smooth printing experience. It has an incredibly high strength and toughness making it impact resistant, giving your project a more robust design against potential wear and tear. The material also has an opacity that adds to the high definition aesthetic of your project surface. Furthermore, PETG filament is made of glycol-modified thermoplastic polyester (PET). It is not sensitive to high temperatures and can be easily printed at 250°C. PETG is considered more environmentally friendly due to its lower chemical emissions, making it one of the best 3D printer materials for people who want to print indoors.
Advantages of PETG filament
PETG filament is stronger and more flexible than ABS and PLA. This allows you to use this filament for many different projects. PETG filament is nicely liquid at print temperature, so you can 3D print it just as quickly as PLA. For an even better layer adhesion you can use a BuildTak sheet on your print bed. Objects printed with PETG filament are usually transparent and glossy. Also, PETG Filament is super flexible, with great elasticity for easy and simple prints. The melting point of PETG is up to 50% higher than that of ABS, giving it better performance than ABS, combined with a good surface finish! PETG Filament gives you an advantage over regular PLA. PETG Filament is more durable than other options, making your prints last longer. In summary, PETG Filament is: stronger than ABS and PLA, more flexible and more durable. It can also withstand much higher temperatures than other filaments. less bend, less z-wobble (affects print quality) and better surface finish (on the bottom of each print after the first coat). easy to work with - just like PLA and has the same qualities, but with the added bonus of not absorbing moisture! Best selling filament in the world. highest material strength and heat deflection of all filaments.
The History of PETG
PETG is one of the most widely used plastics in the world today. Originally developed in the 1940s, PETG was first produced commercially in the 1950s and became increasingly popular due to its excellent combination of properties, including clarity and strength. PETG sheets are high strength, lightweight, transparent and cost effective ; these features make it ideal for a wide range of applications. Some of these include: vacuum forming and thermoforming, fabrication, printing and lamination. Due to its clarity, PETG can be used for packaging in stores, so that the consumer can see what is being bought. This is also beneficial when used for thermoforming machine waiting as you still have full operational visibility through the protector itself.
PETG printer filament
PETG printer filament is a very strong and forgiving material. More difficult to print than PLA, but with significantly better properties, you'll find it can be a very versatile material when used properly. Our PETG printer filament is also designed to be used in any FDM/FFF desktop 3D printer. It has a high glass transition temperature and a very low shrinkage rate, making it a versatile machine friendly material with excellent mechanical properties. Furthermore, our PETG printer filament is an excellent choice for engineers, industrial designers, schools and more.