What is the best print surface for PETG?
The best surface for printing PETG plastic is a PEI build plate. The finish on the bottom is smooth, glass-like. Once the cooling process has ended, the 3D printed object can be removed from the printing surface with little effort, resulting in a bottom surface that is clean and smooth.
Should I use an enclosure for PETG?
Overall, PETG is generally very easy to print with, as it requires no enclosure nor heated bed, making it compatible with virtually all FDM printers. It combines ease of printing with great strength and durability, making it a great filament choice for any print.
What support material does PETG use?
Since PETG has very good layer adhesion, it could be very hard to remove supports. If you’re lucky enough to have a dual extruder 3D printer, your best option is to use soluble filaments, such as PVA or HIPS. But if you have a single extruder printer, not all is lost. Leave a gap between the support and your part.
Is the buildtak Pei print surface compatible with PETG?
Paired with our Complete BuildTak FlexPlate System, you can employ multiple FlexPlates to easily swap out between BuildTak Original and BuildTak PEI print surfaces. 3D printing just got easier! The must-have surface for printing with PETG. Compatible with PLA, PLA blends, ABS, TPU/TPE* more.
What kind of material should I use for PETG?
Although these surfaces might work fine for PETG, we recommend using a heated build platform for best results. The heated bed can significantly improve the first layer adhesion, making things much easier for future prints.
What kind of glue to use on buildtak Pei?
PLA sticks just fine to the surface if you wash the surface with soap and water. PETG sticks just fine with the same method as the PEI. If it doesnt stick for you, slow the first layer down and use some glue stick if that isnt enough. I love the BuildTak PEI and will buy it again and again.
Can a PETG be used as a PLA?
Well, anything, really. PETGs can do most things a PLA would be able to do when it comes to printing detailed parts or larger ones without warping too much.