3D Printing with PETG and PETT Filament

PETG and PETT became some of the most popular filaments in 2017, combining the strength and heat resistance of ABS, with the ease of use and eco-friendliness of PLA.  Layer adhesion with PETG and PETT is excellent, making them aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and the material can be recycled, making it quite sustainable when compared to ABS.. 


Printing temps: 235-260C


Some best practice tips:

  • PETG and PETT have higher melting temperatures than PLA, so be sure to set your extruder to at least 235C to begin.
  • If you're not getting good layer adhesion during the printing process, increase the extruder temperature by 5 degrees.   
  • If you have a heated build plate, set it to between 50-60C before beginning the printing process..  If you don't have a heated build plate, apply a light coat of glue stick or blue painter's tape before printing.
  • Check the recommended specifications on your printer and filament for the optimal temperature ranges

TECH-G

TECH-G has been the world's most trusted PETG since its release in 2015 by Taulman.  

The material was developed to provide industrial designers with an easy to print, high strength material that included enough elongation to be useful in functional testing.


T-Glase  

A material known around the world for it's high degree of reflection, enhanced optical properties, strength and ease of use, t-glase is a PETT that everybody should try.

It's  made from the highest optical quality PETT resin currently only available from two chemical plants, making the filament a bit of a rarity.  It's priced affordably however, with a wide range of colors available.  


Guideline  

Guideline is an ultra high strength PETG known for its use in the medical industry. 

Health care companies looking to obtain FDA/CE certification for medical grade devices use guideline as their filament of choice, knowing that the raw material itself is listed with the FDA and has already passed specific FDA testing.