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AN ALTERNATIVE TO PET-G
PCTG belongs to the same family of polyesters as the increasingly popular PET-G. Compared to its more popular counterpart, PCTG offers increased impact strength, temperature resistance and clarity, making it an excellent alternative to PET-G. This filament does not require a heated chamber, which makes it ideal for use with home printers. It ensures high dimensional stability, while low shrinkage prevents the model from cracking. This makes it an easy-to-print material, even for people without a lot of experience in 3D printing.
PCTG is characterized by a much higher impact strength compared to similar materials (e.g. PET-G). It achieves results in the region of 90 kJ/m2 (PET-G: 5-8 kJ/m2) in the Izod test (notched sample). PCTG also withstands higher temperatures (up to 76°C).
Fiberlogy PCTG is recyclable and approved for contact with food *. The material is BPA free.
* applies to the Pure TR version
APPLICATION IN 3D PRINTING:
INDUSTRY: spare parts, short series, utility models
AUTOMOTIVE: elements in the engine compartment, housing of vehicle components, air intakes, fluid funnels
SPORT: accessories, pads, airsoft elements
high impact strength (up to 20 times greater than PET-G)
high chemical resistance
high optical transparency
easy to print – dimensional stability and low shrinkage
suitable for contact with food – BPA free
How to print?
The following parameters are only suggested print settings for this material. To ensure the best print quality, it is necessary to choose the appropriate settings for a specific printer and printing conditions.
|Closed chamber||not required|
|Printing Speed||< 100 mm/s|
|Surface||masking tape, PVA glue, hairspray|
|Retraction (direct)||1-2 mm|
|Retraction (bowden)||4-6 mm|
|Retraction Speed||20-45 mm/s|
|Drying conditions||60°C / 4h|
|Notes||Due to the strong adhesion to the bed, it is not recommended to print directly on its surface or on glass. This can lead to damage. We recommend using a masking tape.|
|Print Surface||Material Properties||Bed Temp||Adhesives / Release Agents|
|Glass / Borosilicate Glass||Welds to glass||90°C – 110°C||Magigoo Original needed|
|Ceramic Glass||Very good adhesion||90°C – 110°C||Magigoo Original highly recommended|
|Textured PEI Glass||Good adhesion||90°C – 110°C||Magigoo Original recommended|
|Smooth PEI Spring Steel Sheet||Welds to smooth PEI||90°C – 110°C||Magigoo Original needed|
|Textured PEI Spring Steel Sheet||Good adhesion||90°C – 110°C||Magigoo Original recommended|
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