Leapfrog, 3D printing, PET-G filament

PETG

Polyethylene Terephthalate is the most widely used plastic globally and is used to create various products like standard water bottles. PETG on the other hand is specifically designed for 3D printing applications and is considered the bridge in terms of mechanical properties between PLA and ABS. It offers strength, impact resistance and chemical resistance without having issues like warping.

Having similar properties to PLA and ABS, PETG is a great filament for a number of applications that require more durability than PLA can offer, while being easier to print with than ABS.

Printing tips

Print Speed: We recommend printing with lower than average print speed if the desire is to achieve better strength properties due to better layer adhesion.

Storage: Store the filament in dry areas since it absorbs moisture.

Water Resistant

Impact Resistant

Chemical Resitant

PETG PRINTING GUIDELINES

Extruder

Extrusion temperature

205-215°C

Bed Temperature

Bed temperature

45°C

Filament Weight

Weight (kg)

0.75

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Warping

Low

Layer Bonding

Layer bonding

High

Bolt Xeed

Suitable for

Bolt Pro, Xeed

Diameter

Filament diameter (mm)

1.75

Applications

Visual Prototypes

Visual Prototypes

PETG is a very durable material and appears translucent. It has a glossy finish which is good for certain visual prototypes giving the part a solid, clean finish. You can get various colors which have the same translucent finish.

Functional Prototypes

Functional Prototypes

PETG is very durable, it's more ductile than other filaments while still being strong and is ideal for functional prototypes. Furthermore, its layer adhesion properties are high, which makes it handle stresses well while reducing cracking and warping.