3D Fuel PETG Filament – Midnight Black
3D Fuels PETG filament is manufactured from 100% virgin PETG resin. This 3d printer filament is an excellent filament to work with. It prints very easily like PLA and has many great properties above PLA. For instance, PETG has great optical properties meaning it prints very clear and is near-transparent resulting in excellent light transmission. Try different layer heights and print settings to achieve different effects of light transmission!
PETG also offers great heat resistance and impact resistance similar to ABS. There is also nearly zero warping and extremely strong layer bonds with no odor while printing.
All 3D Fuel filament is manufactured in a factory in North Dakota to the highest tolerances. They have complete end-to-end control over the manufacturing process to ensure you get the highest quality product. Each spool includes spool metrics printed on each box which includes information such as tolerances and when it was produced so you know it is fresh!
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3D Fuels diameter tolerance is +/-0.02mm. Many do not think that this spec is important when printing but I would say it is one of the most important. Variations in this spec will cause (not maybe) failures and jams in your print jobs. 3D Fuel uses a multi-axis laser measuring system to control the filament diameter and ovality in real time during production. As your printer extrudes plastic filament it needs an even flow. If the diameter of the filament changes while partway extruding you will get over extrusion or under extrusion at those locations. If you have filament that is 1.8mm thick which by the way falls in the spec of +/-0.05mm filament, it does not take very much for that to jam a printer that is meant to run 1.75mm filament.
Each spool of filament will arrive on a plastic spool inside a vacuum-sealed bag with a packet of desiccant to keep out any moisture and keep it as fresh as possible.
3D Fuel tests their filament on a wide variety of 3D printers in their lab to ensure you have the best printing experience possible. They regularly test on 3D printer brands such as Raise3D, MakerBot, LulzBot, FlashForge, Prusa, Creality, and more.
Hotend Temp: 245-265C (This PETG is a little hotter than others)
Bed Temp: 70-90C
Bed Surface: PEI, Heated Bare Glass, Blue Painters Tape, BuildTak, WhamBam
Recommended Print Speed: 40-100mm/s