Material easy to print and with good mechanical, chemical and thermal properties
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.
You can purchase PET-G from our store: BCN3D PET-G
PET-G compatibility with BCN3D printers / hotends:
|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 materials combinations
|PETG||PLA||PVA||ABS||PETG||TPU||PA||PP||PAHT CF15||PP GF30|
|✔ Supported ✗ Not supported Experimental|
PET-G printing settings - 0.4 mm nozzle:
|Build plate temperature||60ºC Full enclosure models
80ºC Open models
|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
|Minimum layer height||0.1 mm|
Note: BCN3D Lab developes specific configurations for each material and printer. Be sure to use the last BCN3D Cura version.
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.
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.
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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