Strength and ease of printing.  Very similar in strength to ABS, but nearly as easy to print as PLA

  • Aurarum PETG 3D Printer Filament – Purple 1.75mm 1KgAurarum PETG 3D Printer Filament – Purple 1.75mm 1KgQuick View
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    • Aurarum PETG is a moderately easy material to print with provided you have a heated and well levelled bed ? A good starting point for a successful print is to have your hot end around 235degrees and your hot bed around 70 degrees. All AURARUM filaments are 100% Australian made right here in Melbourne, Victoria. Support a local Australian business…
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    • Aurarum PETG is a moderately easy material to print with provided you have a heated and well levelled bed ? A good starting point for a successful print is to have your hot end around 235degrees and your hot bed around 70 degrees. All AURARUM filaments are 100% Australian made right here in Melbourne, Victoria. Support a local Australian business…
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    • Aurarum PETG is a moderately easy material to print with provided you have a heated and well levelled bed ? A good starting point for a successful print is to have your hot end around 235degrees and your hot bed around 70 degrees. All AURARUM filaments are 100% Australian made right here in Melbourne, Victoria. Support a local Australian business…
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    • Aurarum PETG is a moderately easy material to print with provided you have a heated and well levelled bed ? A good starting point for a successful print is to have your hot end around 235degrees and your hot bed around 70 degrees. All AURARUM filaments are 100% Australian made right here in Melbourne, Victoria. Support a local Australian business…
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    • Aurarum PETG is a moderately easy material to print with provided you have a heated and well levelled bed ? A good starting point for a successful print is to have your hot end around 235degrees and your hot bed around 70 degrees. All AURARUM filaments are 100% Australian made right here in Melbourne, Victoria. Support a local Australian business…
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Choosing the right Australian-made filament for your 3D printer is an essential task since the kind of material you use determines the outcome. PETG filament properties make it a perfect choice for a majority of applications, and its glass-like look makes it the optimal solution for objects that need to be transparent but not as brittle as glass.

What is PETG filament?

PETG filament for 3d printer stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol. In other words, it is modified version of the widespread PET plastic that is used all over the world in astounding quantities (yes, bottles and all), but with the addition of glycol for enhanced sturdiness, elasticity and transparency. PETG is great because it has the durability and industry-grade finish look of ABS and is less capricious in the printing process, like PLA. Add the glass-like visual properties (see-through effect, smoothness, and shine), and you get why printer operators buy it in bulks. So if you are still thinking about reliable printing supplies, buy PETG filament and you won’t regret it.

Key work specifications of PETG filament

When you choose printing plastic, you need to consider its printing temperature, fumes, density, and impact strength, among others. Ease of use and absence of additional contraptions for printing can be a decisive factor for many small-scale printing companies (or home-based studios). In this regard, PETG is also a preferred material for many.

Let’s begin with PETG filament temperature. It’s more heat-resistant than PLA, so its printing and bed temps are higher. To start printing, you need a nozzle temp of 230 to 250C°, and the bed should be heated to 60…80 C°. The finished object can sustain the impact of temperature around 75C°, which is also quite high.

PETG filament density is around 1.23g/cm3, which is pretty average among all filaments present on the market.

One of the advantages of this plastic is that fumes emitted during heating are odorless and pretty harmless for human (and animal) health. So you do not need a bulky enclosure for your project, just keep the room well-ventilated, and you’re OK.

PETG works well in outdoor use compared to other filaments. So if you plan to create objects that will be stored or used in the open air under the sun or rain, go for this plastic. Yes, look at PET bottles and think of the time they take to biodegrade (prompt: never in our lifetime). That’s the prognosis for the durability of the item you create (if not subjected to severe frost and open fire).

How to make the most of PETG filament and its advantages while printing

Now that you know the basic PETG filament settings, you may feel tempted to start printing right away. But wait: here are the printing projects for which this filament suits best.

Since PETG material is less prone to warping or shrinking under heat impact, it is great for situations that will involve a certain degree of heat exposure for printed objects. It’s also a go-to option for large printed details, where tolerance needs to be minimal or almost nonexistent.

PETG has excellent transparency, almost glass-like in quality, which makes it indispensable for making medical guards and face shields, see-through covers, big durable displays for sales venues, electronic parts, bottles (of course), and medical braces. Its high level of safety for humans makes PETG the default plastic to use. PETG-made items can be disinfected using radiation or chemical agents without losing color or shape, which is a big plus. This material is also fit for printing items that will be used in the food industry.

Tips on choosing the best PETG filament 

If you cannot decide where to buy 3d printer PETG filament, take our advice. Buy the supply made by your local manufacturer, because it will save you shipping costs and will support your local business. The quality of filament is practically the same (just check that it is really PETG), the diameter of a strand is 1.75 or 2.85mm (universal), so the decisive factor will be the price per spool or kilo. Aurarum makes one of the best PETG filament in Australia with strict standard compliance.

Give it a try and complete your project successfully!