Because of the crazy shipping prices, I want to find a cheaper alternative to ordering a 600$ all-metal hot-end.

Is there a material like that which does what PTFE does but till higher temperatures?

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    $\begingroup$ An all-metal hotend shouldn't be more expensive than a 10$ heat break. There are variants of the PTFE tube (e.g. by Capricorn) that support higher temperatures (~260) that should suffice easily for PETG. $\endgroup$ – towe May 10 at 6:14
  • $\begingroup$ a genine e3D v6 costs about 70 €. $\endgroup$ – Trish May 10 at 8:02

PETG does not need an all-metal hotend or alternate bowden/lining material. Unless you're trying to print at #speedboatrace-competitive speeds, the recommended print temperature range for PETG is 230-250 °C, and the temperature above which you should not use a PTFE-lined hotend is 250 °C.


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