How to print with BCN3D PET-G

Material easy to print and with good mechanical, chemical and thermal properties

 


                                                                 

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PET-G (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified) is a polyester thermoplastic characterised by a good balance of tensile strength and elongation at break. Its high resistance to water and chemicals makes it the material of choice for water-tight containers and protective cases.

PET-G is a versatile technical material, as easy to print as PLA, but with an improved balance of mechanical, chemical and thermal properties.

 

Properties:

- Functional prototypes and mechanical parts

- Waterproof applications

-Structural parts subject to mild stress

-Snap-fit joints

-Commonly used in beverage bottles

 

You can purchase PET-G from our store: BCN3D PET-G

 

PET-G compatibility with BCN3D printers / hotends:

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0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0 0.4 /0.8 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0

 

Supported material combinations:

PET-G PLA TPLA PVA BVOH ABS PETG TPU PA PP PAHT CF15 PP GF30
 e-experimental   e-experimental  e-experimental   ✔  ✔   ✔  ✗         e-experimental      ✗
                       ✔ Supported      ✗ Not supported      e-experimental Experimental

 

PET-G printing settings - 0.4 mm nozzle:

Extruder temperature 230ºC-250ºC
Build plate temperature 60ºC Full enclosure models
80ºC Openodelsm
Speed 30 mm/s Full enclosure models
45 mm/s Open models
Retraction speed  40 mm/s Full enclosure models
60 mm/s Open models
Retraction distance  6.5 mm Full enclosure models
5 mm Open models
Cooling fan 90%
Minimum layer height 0.15-0.4 mm

 

Note:  BCN3D Lab develops specific configurations for each material and printer. Be sure to use the last BCN3D Stratos version.

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Build plate adhesion: Magigoo

Apply a fine and unified layer of Magigoo glue to achieve a good adhesion between the 3D printed part and the printing surface of your 3D printer in order to keep the part fixed.

It is best to apply Magigoo when the printing bed is cool.

 

Recomendations:

Plastics absorb moisture from the air. For long periods of time without printing, it is
recommended to keep the PET-G spools in a box or airtight container with desiccant
to keep them dry.

Filament Storage

PET-G emits low levels of gasses and particles when printed. We recommend printing
it in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.

 

 


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