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Polyethylene terephthalate is the base material for a number of printing filaments like the very common PETG (glycol-modified) or PETT (Polyethylene coTrimethylene Terephthalate), the transparent variant.

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Can I 3D-print a PET bottle?

I want to print a transparent PET bottle for my homemade lemonades and thought about 3D-printing them. I would like the printed bottle's quality to be as fine as a Coca-Cola PET bottle for coke and ...
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Adding extra Z-offset to bed for PETG in Slic3r

Having printed exclusively in PLA for the past year, I'm now looking at trying out PETG in order to print a set of spare parts for my new Prusa i3 mk3. I have bought a roll of PETG from Rigid.ink and ...
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Nozzle reducing flow as it comes close to finish layer

I've have observed that when the printer is finishing a layer, the flow of plastic through the nozzle starts fading out as it comes closer to the point of layer change. As an example, let's say that ...
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Stringy PETG prints

I have started printing with PETG so I can create objects that won't deform if I leave them in my car. My first prints look good, but have strings of material coming off the print in places. What ...
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What is the best color of PETg to use for outdoor durability?

I am doing a quad-copter now. I am not sure what color is the best to use for outdoor durability, especially in sunlight. They say PETg is the most durable material amongst cheap ones. But what ...
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Poor first layer bonding and bridging issues with Prima PETG

I have a roll of Prima PETG, I like the strength but I am having a few issues - the outside perimeter of the first layer often breaks away as a loose string (so it's not bonding with the second layer ...
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What are the costs per meter of filament for PLA, ABS and PET?

My Craftbot Plus Craftware slicer estimates cost per job based on filament prices I add as parameters. What costs per meter would you use? I created spreadsheets to calculate this for 1.75mm ...
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How to smooth the surface of parts printed with Co-polyester (PET) filament

Are there any techniques for getting a smooth finish for parts printed with co-polyester (PET) filaments? More specifically, I am looking for an alternative that does not roughen the look of the part -...