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PCTG filament – the best alternative to PET-G

PCTG filament 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 transparency, making it an excellent alternative to PET-G. This filament does not require a heated chamber, making it ideal for use with home printers. It provides high dimensional stability and the low shrinkage prevents the model from cracking. This makes it an easy material to print, even for people without much experience in 3D printing.

PCTG is characterized by much higher impact strength compared to similar materials (e.g. Easy PET-G filament). It achieves results in the order of 90 kJ/m2 (PET-G: 5-8 kJ/m2) when tested by the Izod method (incised sample). PCTG can withstand higher temperatures (up to 76°C).

Fiberlogy PCTG filaments are recyclable and approved for food contact*. The material does not contain BPA.
* applies to the Pure TR version

APPLICATION IN 3D PRINTING:

  • INDUSTRY: spare parts, short series, utility models
  • CARS: engine compartment components, automotive component housings, air intakes, fluid funnels
  • SPORT: accessories, pads, airsoft elements

Properties of PCTG:

  • high impact strength (up to 20 times greater than PET-G)
  • high chemical resistance
  • high optical transparency
  • easy printing – dimensional stability and low shrinkage
  • suitable for contact with food – BPA free

How to print PCTG?

The following parameters are only suggested print settings for this material. To ensure the best print quality, it is necessary to select the appropriate settings for the specific printer and printing conditions.

Nozzle Temperature 250-270°C
Bed Temperature 90-110°C
Closed chamber not required
Fan 0-25%
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
Weight 1 kg
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PCTG – Transparent – Fiberlogy (made in EU)

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