PolyLite™ is a family of 3D printing filaments made with the best raw materials to deliver exceptional quality and reliability. PolyLite™ covers the most popular 3D printing materials to meet your everyday needs in design and prototyping. PolyLite™ PETG is an affordable PETG filament with balanced mechanical properties and ease of printing.
Excellent Compatibility - High Quality PETG filament compatible with a wide range of 3D printers; PETG shares many benefits of PLA such as fantastic dimensional stability with minimal warping. 80°C heated bed required.
Balanced Mechanical Properties - PolyLite™ PETG features well balanced mechanical properties, outperforming regular PLA in toughness.
Heat Resistant – PolyLite™ PETG features a heat resistance up to 80°C, suitable for a wide range of applications.
Affordable Technology - Polymakers industry leading filament quality available at an affordable price!
Uncompromised Quality - With Polymaker's industry leading quality control process and rigorous in-house testing, you can rest assured that PolyLite™ PETG will produce beautiful, reliable and accurate printed parts.
To learn more about PolyLite™ PETG, click the "Why people are using it", "Quality & Technologies" and "Specifications & FAQ" tabs.
PETG (a glycol modified version of PET) is becoming an increasingly popular 3D printing material that combines the advantages of 2 of the most popular 3D printing materials: PLA and ABS.
- Good toughness and heat resistance.
- Fantastic flow and inter-layer adhesion.
- Minimal printing requirements that can be achieved by most 3D printers.
- Exhibits excellent dimensional stability when compared to engineering materials like ABS and ASA.
PETG filaments have become a suitable choice for users who primarily print PLA, and require a material with the functionality of ABS, while closely maintaining the reliability they experience with PLA. PETG filaments like PolyLite™ PETG are tougher and more heat resistant than regular PLA filaments.
Workshop accessories 3D printed in PolyLite™ PETG
With a heat resistance up to 80°C, PolyLite™ PETG is a cost effective and safer option for manufactures who require their products to be more durable in real world environments. Additionally PETG is becoming an increasingly popular material for replica, RC and cosplay projects. While PLA is a suitable material for many of these projects, in PLA the projects can deform when left in a car on a hot day. The improved heat resistance and toughness of PolyLite™ PETG offers a more durable alternative for these passion projects.
Large lampshade 3D printed in PolyLite™ PETG Transparent
The dimensional stability of PolyLite™ PETG is excellent, allowing users to print large parts without the same risk of warping that is closely associated with printing ABS on hobbyist and professional 3d printers. An enclosure isn't required but like PLA it is recommended when printing large parts to maintain a warm printing environment and prevent drafts which could cause shrinking and curling on corners.
Polymaker is an international team passionate about 3D printing. They produce the very best 3D printing materials by controlling every stage of production. With a diverse portfolio of materials ranging from high performance plastics to unique aesthetic solutions, Polymaker will continue to add cutting edge materials to its ever-growing portfolio.
At the core of Polymaker is their research & development laboratory, this is where all Polymakers materials are formulated and fine-tuned from the ground up to create the best in class 3D printing materials. Our precision testing equipment combines the latest advancements in technology to ensure they are ahead of the game.
Industry Leading Quality Control
PolyLite™ PETG like all other Polymaker materials is manufactured using state-of-the-art polymer processing technologies and equipment. Polymakers rigorous minimum 8 quality control processes ensure industrial standards of reliability for a consistent customer experience.
Tolerance: Polymakers custom developed extrusion, control and monitoring solutions to ensure filament tolerance and roundness meet Polymakers strict quality standards.
Reliable Mechanical, Colouring & Printing Properties: Every batch of filament products are tested to ensure all quality specs (melt flow, softening point, mechanical, diameter, round-ness) are met.
Drying & Vacuum Sealing: Before packaging, all Polymaker filaments are dried to a moisture level of < 0.1% to ensure the best printing quality and are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. All vacuum packaged products are left for 24 hours before boxing to ensure they are leak-free.
Transparent Spool: PolyLite™ PETG is wound on Polymakers 1kg transparent spools. With the transparent spool, it is easy to see exactly how much filament is left for your next printing project.
Resealable Bag: PolyLite™ PETG is packaged in a vacuum sealed resealable bag to ensure your filament is moisture free. Like all other PETG filaments, PolyLite™ PETG is hygroscopic so we recommend using this bag for filament storage.
||230˚C - 240˚C
|Build Surface material
||Glass with glue, PEI sheet
|Build plate temperature
|| 70˚C - 80˚C
||LOW for better surface quality
OFF for better strength.
||30mm/s - 50mm/s
|Recommended support material (optional)
||PolyDissolve™ S1 generally supports the model depending on its geometry.
Note: Based on 0.4 mm nozzle and Simplify 3D v.3.1. Printing conditions may vary with different printers and nozzle diameters
For other tips printing PolyLite™ PETG, click to read our starters guide to 3d printing most filament types or contact us!
Storage & Drying: We recommend that the material be used with the PolyBox™ to keep the filament at dry conditions (relative humidity of 15% or less) to maintain the best printing results. When not in use PolyLite™ PETG should be stored away from sunlight in the packaged resealable bag. If the filament does absorb moisture, spools can be dried in a preheated convection oven at 70˚C for up to 8 hours. Results may vary depending on the accuracy of your oven so please be conservative. For more information about filament drying please read our user guide.
||1.25 (g/cm3 at 21.5˚C)
Young’s modulus: 1472 ± 270 Mpa
Tensile strength: 31.9 ± 1.1 Mpa
Bending strength: 53.7 ± 2.4 Mpa
Impact strength: 5.1 ± 0.3 kJ/m2
Glass transition temperature: 81˚C
Vicat Softening temperature: 84˚C
Melting Temperature: N/A
We have full MDS and technical data sheets for PolyLite™ PETG and all other Polymaker products. Contact us to enquire!
The typical values presented in Polymakers data sheet are intended for reference and comparison purposes only. Due to the nature of 3D printing they should not be used for design specifications or quality control purposes.
PolyLite™ PETG has been engineered with compatibility in mind to print excellently on a wide range of 3D printers. This material requires a heated bed.
Of course with thousands of unique 3d printer models on the market, we can't guarantee each filament type will work with every 3D printer.
Q: Does PETG print exactly the same as PLA?
A: Most filament types are compared to PLA or ABS when discussing how they print. PETG doesn't print exactly like PLA but it shares more printing characteristics with PLA than it does with ABS. How easy a material is to print will wildly rely on a users hardware and previous experience, but most users find transitioning from PLA to PETG easier than transitioning from PLA to ABS. The key differences between PLA and PETG are a heated bed is very important when printing PETG, optimal printing temperatures are different and the enclosures can be more beneficial when printing some geometries.
Q: Can PETG be printed at large scales without warping?
A: In terms of dimensional stability, PETG is easier to print than high temperature materials like ABS. When using a desktop 3D printer, many large prints that would warp or crack in ABS can often times be printed in PETG without these hassles. Typically PETG can be printed at large scales without requiring an enclosure but this can vary depending on the first layer adhesion and heated bed. For 3D printers that don’t evenly heat the entire bed surface an enclosure can be very helpful. Enclosures can also help to prevent drafts.
Q: Is PETG a suitable replacement for ABS?
A: Many users refer to PETG as an excellent replacement for ABS which is certainly true for some applications. When comparing regular PETG and regular ABS; ABS is still the tougher, stiffer and more heat resistant filament however many end users find PETG easier to print. If users won't benefit from the added performance ABS offers, the improved printability of PETG can make PolyLite™ PETG a suitable candidate.
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