PolyMax™ is a family of advanced 3D printing filaments produced with Polymaker’s Nano-reinforcement technology, to deliver exceptional mechanical properties and printing quality. PolyMax™ PETG offers better mechanical properties than any other regular PETG making it a good candidate for a wide range of applications.
PolyMax™ PETG features Polymaker's Nano-reinforcement technology:
Nano-reinforcement - Nano-reinforcement technology is applied to produce filaments with excellent mechanical properties and printing quality. It dramatically improves the toughness of the material by increasing its impact resistance.
Superior Toughness - PolyMax™ PETG is a nano-reinforced PETG filament exhibiting superior fracture toughness when compared to regular PETG and even ABS!
Heat Resistant – PolyMax™ PETG features a heat resistance up to 80°C, suitable for a wide range of practical applications.
Ease of Post-Processing - PolyMax™ PETG offers improved post-processing capabilities when compared to PolyMax™ PLA. Easily sand your print to remove layer-lines and achieve a beautiful smooth surface.
Easy-to-print - The great mechanical performance of PolyMax™ PETG is achieved with no compromise in printing quality. PolyMax™ PETG prints easily on a wide range of machines with minimal printing requirements and excellent dimensional stability.
Uncompromised Quality - Polymakers leading quality control process and rigorous in-house testing, ensure reliable printing and consistency across spools and batches.
To learn more about PolyMax™ 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.
PETG filaments have become an attractive choice for users who require the functionality of ABS (strength, toughness and heat resistance) but require the reliability associated with PLA (easy to print, no warping, no odor during printing). PolyMax™ PETG takes things a step further, offering significantly better mechanical properties than any other regular PETG and in some applications PolyMax™ PETG can act as a replacement for ABS.
- Superior fracture toughness when compared to PETG filaments and most ABS filaments
- Great 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.
- Superior weather resistance and post-processing capabilities when compared to PLA.
Parts printed in PolyMax™ PETG are both stiffer and tougher than parts printed in regular ABS, a real advantage for users who have difficulty printing high temperature materials without warping but require the functionality of ABS. Just like PLA and other PETG filaments the dimensional stability of PolyMax™ PETG is excellent, allowing users to print large parts without the risk of warping. An enclosure isn't required but like PLA it is recommended when printing large parts to prevent drafts which could cause shrinking and curling on corners.
Under high loads, regular PETG will tend to break and shatter somewhat violently. PolyMax™ PETG is more ductile than regular PETG and parts that fail will typically deform gradually,
With minimal printing requirements and a desirable combination of great mechanical and thermal properties, PolyMax™ PETG is an excellent all-rounder filament. An excellent example of this is these 3D printed headphones.
PolyMax™ PETG's excellent inter-layer adhesion and ductility ensure the frame can flex and bend reliably and with improved stiffness, the frame returns to its original shape after long and repeated use. Headphones can take significant impacts and after a busy day at the gym or beach, they can be easily forgotten and left in high temperature environments like a hot car. The superior toughness added from Polymakers nano-reinforcement technology and PETG's inherent heat resistance ensure these headphones meet the demanding requirements of use in the real world.
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.
Nano-reinforcement technology is applied to produce filaments with excellent mechanical properties and printing quality. It dramatically improves the toughness of the material by increasing its impact resistance.
Industry Leading Quality Control
PolyMax™ 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: PolyMax™ PETG is wound on Polymakers 750g transparent spools. With the transparent spool, it is easy to see exactly how much filament is left for your next printing project.
Resealable Bag: PolyMax™ PETG is packaged in a vacuum sealed resealable bag to ensure your filament is moisture free. Like all other PETG filaments, PolyMax™ 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. Printing conditions may vary with different printers and nozzle diameters
For other tips printing PolyMax™ PETG, click to read one of our user guides or contact us.
STORAGE & DRYING
Before packaging, PolyMax™ PETG is dried to ensure the best printing quality and filaments are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. When not in use PolyMax™ PETG should be stored away from sunlight in the packaged resealable bag.
Like other PETG filaments, PolyMax™ PETG is susceptible to absorbing moisture from the air which can subsequently effect the quality and mechanical properties of the final prints. We recommend storing PolyMax™ PETG in the PolyBox™ or a dry cabinet during printing to prevent moisture absorption which will lower the quality of the print. The PolyBox™ keeps the filament at dry conditions (relative humidity of 15% or less).
If you hear popping sounds and notice that the surface quality of your print is uneven or the color is not consistent, this is a likely indicator that the filament has absorbed too much moisture. Spools of PolyMax™ PETG 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)
All testing specimens were printed under the following conditions: Nozzle Temperature = 240˚C, build plate temperature = 80˚C, infil = 100%, cooling fan = OFF
All specimens were conditioned at room temperature for 24h prior to testing.
|Heat deflection temperature
||ISO 75 1.8MPa
|Heat deflection temperature
||ISO 75 0.45MPa
|Vicat Softening Temperature
||ISO 306 GB/T 1633
|Young's modulus (X-Y)
||1523 ± 50 MPa
||ISO 527, GB/T 1040
|Young's modulus (Z)
||1603 ± 40 MPa
|Tensile strength (X-Y)
||31.7 ± 0.1 MPa
||ISO 527, GB/T 1040
|Tensile strength (Z)
||29.4 ± 1.0 MPa
|Bending strength (X-Y)
||58.3 ± 0.38 MPa
||ISO 178, GB/T 9341
|Bending strength (Z)
||55.1 ± 4.9 MPa
|Charpy impact strength (X-Y)
||9.7 ± 2.6 kj/m2
||ISO 179, GB/T 9343
|Charpy impact strength (Z)
||2.4 ± 0.6 kj/m2
We have full MDS and technical data sheets for PolyMax™ 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.
PolyMax™ 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 PolyMax™ PETG a suitable replacement for ABS?
A: Designed to offer a mechanically superior PETG, the toughness and stiffness of this material are comparable to ABS. Infact Polymakers nano-reinforcement technology offers some significant improvements, with PolyMax™ PETG producing impact resistant parts that outperform many ABS filaments on the market. Combining excellent printability and mechanical performance, PolyMax™ PETG is an excellent alternative t ABS.
Q: Does Polymakers Nano-reinforcement technology impact printability?
A: The nano-reinforcement of PolyMax™ PETG is NOT a fiber reinforcement, so customers can confidently print this material with a standard brass nozzle. The good mechanical strength of PolyMax™ PETG is achieved with no compromise in printing quality or usability.
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