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FIBERLOGY PCTG Sample Size, 20-40gm - The Alternative to PET-G , 1.75mm

FIBERLOGY PCTG Sample Size, 20-40gm - The Alternative to PET-G , 1.75mm

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Sample Size: 

  • Samples are a great option for trying out a new material, color or when comparing different testing parameters of similar options.
  • Samples vary in weight as different materials have different densities and generally range from 20-40 grams.

Key Features at a glance:

  • Excellent impact strength (up to 20X times greater than standard PET-G)
  • Excellent chemical resistance (see TDS for more details)
  • High visual transparency making it a great choice for decorative items where high durability is desired
  • Easy to print with dimensional stability, and low shrinkage making this material great for beginners as well as more advanced printers
  • Suitable for contact with food*, and BPA free

THE 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 *. 

This material is also BPA free.


* applies to the Pure TR version

Printing Ideas and Applications:

  • 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

How to Print:

Nozzle Temperature 250-270°C
Bed Temperature 90-110°C
Closed chamber not required
Fan 25-50%
Flowrate 90-100%
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.

You can find more detailed recommended print settings for all Fiberlogy Filaments in this article. 

TDS and MSDS:

Net Weight: 0.75kg 

FIBERLOGY 3D Printing filament comes wound on a premium white spool in vacuum sealed bag with a desiccate packet to maintain peak conditions. 

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