Readyprint™ Polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) is an amorphous thermoplastic polymer commonly used for rapid prototyping due to its low cost and printability. PETG offers flexible but mechanically resistant parts. PETG is food contact certified under EU 10/2011 and complies with RoHS and REACH standards.
Printing Difficulty: Easy/Beginner
Readyprint™ PETG can be purchased from AON3D directly by contacting email@example.com.
Readyprint™ PETG is factory pre-dried and should be installed in the Filament Dry Storage and Feed System prior to printing to prevent moisture uptake and minimize the impact of moisture on the printing process. In ambient air, PETG is mildly susceptible to hydration. It will generally remain printable, but surface finish and seam quality will suffer after prolonged exposure.
If the filament is hydrated, dry filament at 60ºC for 2-4 hours in a convection oven. Ensure drying equipment respects our site requirements to ensure adequate drying performance is achieved. Store filament in air-tight bags or containers alongside silica or zeolite desiccant. Be sure to replace desiccant regularly as its moisture capture ability is exhausted.
For more information, see the Filament Drying and Moisture Control page.
For instructions on how to inspect the AON3D build plates, refer to the Inspect and Clean Build Plates procedure.
PETG prints best on the Garolite G-10 build sheet due to strong adhesion behavior while at recommended bed temperatures and clean removal once the build sheet is cooled down. The G-10 surface is sensitive to Z offset calibration and scratches or scuffs on the surface. For the best results, use a lower first layer speed, a higher the first layer extrusion temperature, and remove the parts gently after prints are complete to minimize damage on the build surface.
PETG prints well on the CF-PEEK composite plate as it exhibits great adhesion behavior with the highest durability compared to PEI and PC sheets. For best results, ensure that the machine has reached thermal equilibrium before calibrating. If the bed-to-nozzle distance is too small or too large, underextrusion, overextrusion, and first layer adhesion issues may occur.
For best results, process settings should be adjusted based on a particular model geometry. If you require process development support, our Applications Engineering team can help! Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to consult with one of our Additive Manufacturing Specialists.
|Print Speed||20-80 mm/s|
|Nozzle Size||0.25-1.20 mm|
|Preferred Build Platform||Garolite G-10 Build Sheet|
Dual Extrusion Profiles and Standard Geometries for Readyprint™ PETG coming soon.
All AON3D-validated materials are available in the SuperSlicer configuration bundle. Refer to SuperSlicer Installation and Update to install and update the SuperSlicer software.
Simplify3D® sample profiles for Readyprint™ PETG are available in the Downloadable Assets section.
Allow all machine components to reach room temperature before proceeding further. Failure to allow components to cool down will result in thermal injury (burns) to personnel.