The EconoFil™ series of 3D filaments is truly a unique endeavor; Having accessible, high quality and affordable filament makes it easier for more people to enter into the amazing world of 3D printing.
PET is one of the most trusted and commonly used plastics in the world; water bottles, food containers, clothing and more!PET/G is stronger than just PET and can achieve very strong and sturdy prints. Our Polyester PETG premium filament, also known as glycol modified PET, or less commonly as GPET (the G means it’s been glycol modified for extra durability) is a high performance material that is highly durable and impact resistant. It is also more flexible compared to PLA or ABS and can be safely recycled.PETG offers excellent clarity, light transmission (in the translucent colors) and high gloss. PETG is also a food contact approved material, is BPA free and prints without any odor or smell!Once you've mastered the basics for printing with PETG, you will find it to be easy to print with and comes out great in a wide temperature range. It's great even for large flat prints due to its very low shrinkage. Combination of strength, low shrinkage, smoother finish and higher heat resistance make PETG an ideal everyday alternative to PLA and ABS.Other features include great layer adhesion, chemical resistance including acids and water. PETG is also less prone to moisture related issues.Our PETG filament is characterized by consistent quality, high dimensional accuracy and has been extensively tested on a variety of printers; yielding very strong and precise prints.ure from the atmosphere which can compromise quality and performance.
EconoFil™ 1KG Standard PETG Filament- Red - 1.75mm
- Set your print bed temperature to approximately 60°C (hotter for the first few layers if possible). If not using a heated bed, try raising your hot-end temperature.
- To get the optimal temperature; start from 230°C and continue to raise the temperature until the printers starts browning the print regularly, from that point, drop the temperature by a couple of degrees and your set. Make a note for follow-on prints.
- PETG doesn’t need to be squeezed onto your heated bed, you want to leave a slightly larger gap on the Z axis to allow more room for the plastic to lay down. If the extruder nozzle is too close to the bed, or previous layer it will skim and create stringing and build-up around your nozzle. We recommend starting off moving your nozzle away from the bed in 0.02mm increments, until there is no skimming when printing.
- Print on glass with glue stick or you favorite printing surface.
- FAN: Little to no cooling required during the print. We usually turn off the fan for the first layer and then turn it up to a maximum of 15% for the rest of the print.
- If print is too stringy, also try under-extruding a bit. PETG can be sensitive to over extrusion (blobbing etc.) – if you’re experience this, just bring in the extrusion setting on the slicer ever-so-slightly each time until it stops.
- No raft. (if the print bed is not heated, consider using brim instead, 5 or more mm wide.)
- 30-60mm/s print speed
Nozzle: 230°C - 260°C
Bed: 60°C - 90°C