PETG

PETG is an appealing option as a 3D print materials over other materials that are available because its filament comes with a wide range of benefits. It is a good mterial for mechanical parts because of its high impact resistance and flexibility.
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Minimum lead time

Medium

Price range

100 - 300μm

Layer Height

0.8mm

Wall Thickness

Tolerances

±0.5% with a lower limit of ±0.5 (±0.020″)

Max. part size

50 x 50 x 50

Pros

PETG is sterilizable and has high impact resistance, and excellent moisture and chemical resistance. It is one of the best options in 3D print materials. Its low forming temperatures makes it easy to vacuum, form through pressure, and bent through heat.

Cons

When directed to sunlight, PETG's color is affected and it becomes less bright. Also, its translucent material is easily scratched.

Applications of FDM

The reason why many companies choose PETG as their material in producing mechanical parts and robotics is because it is the perfect filament to combine ductility and strength. Also, it is considered as a great material for ornamental and artistic prints like rings, bracelets, collars, and the like.

Did you know?

Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol or PETG is a result of adding glycol (hence the letter G) to a base of PET. This is made through the process of polymerization when glycol is added to the material composition of PET. The resulting filament is easier to use than its base form of PET, not to mention that it is clearer and less brittle.

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