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Burnt PETG extrusions

I printed this model using 250 °C nozzle temperature using PETG. I also set the extrusion multiplier to 80 % so I know it's not caused by over-extrusion. The printer is SV06 Plus What could cause the ...
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How do I prevent PETG from stringing and clumping up?

My PETG prints keep clumping up and stringing. The print is otherwise fine, but there are so many imperfections because of this. It looks like the clumping comes from the infill. I tried replacing the ...
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Poor layer adhesion on only one layer of PETG print

One layer of PETG is not printing correctly I’ve successfully been able to print in PETG, and it looks perfect except for a random layer in the middle of the print. It adheres to the bed fine, and the ...
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Nozzle leaking PETG and blobs on first layer

I have an Ender 3 V2 Printer and I can print in PLA with good quality and no issues. I am using a 0.8 mm Nozzle and my model prints fine in PLA. I have now tried to use Pinuotu 1.75 mm PETG ...
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Is there a filament that exhibits less deformation than PETG (when subjected to stress for a particular application)?

I've printed a "clamp" in PETG which locks a power switch down (the "On" position). After a few days, the print is not working anymore. So I was wondering if PLA (or any filament) ...
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How to harden / strengthen the teeth of a 3D print

I have a 3D object that I print with 0.6 mm nozzle and white PETG. At the moment I can't print the layers in another direction since I use 3D printed threads. The object is a de-seeder bit for the ...
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Issue with PETG adhesion

I am printing on a Prusa i3 MK3 with white PETG and I face several issues when it comes to the extruder shaping the bridge and solid infill. For the record, the temperature is set at 230 °C for the ...
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How can I improve my print quality?

Printing on an Ender 3 V2 Neo, using Cura to slice, PETG-filament. I printed a 3DBenchy and there is a fair bit of stringing and the layers are showing. The roof looks a little bit weird, the printer ...
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How do I remove stuck on PETG filament from stock Ender 3 bed?

So I’m kind of a newbie to 3D printing. I got my Ender 3 about 3 days ago and some PETG filament to accompany it. These are the slicer settings: Hotend: 235 °C Initial bed temperature: 80 °C Bed ...
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eSun PETG outer wall delamination, random huge artifacting on some sides and fine printing on others

Check this post for larger versions of these pictures, Using an Ender 5 Pro, printing at 0.28 mm lowest resolution. As per that subs recommendation, I've tried the following with not a shred of ...
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How much weaker does PETG become when it absorbs as much moisture as it can hold?

How much weaker does a PETG part become when it absorbs as much moisture as it can hold?
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How much weaker do PETG parts become when exposed to UV light from the sun?

What is the effect of UV on PETG parts? Can I minimize that effect by placing some kind of UV light blocking film/coating? Also, is there a limit in how much weaker a part can become because of ...
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What are these defects caused by?

I am printing PETG with my Kobra Max. Material: ERYONE PETG Filament 1.75 mm The recommended print settings are 220-240 °C. I am using a nozzle temperature of 230 °C and bed temperature of 70 °C. Can ...
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How I can turn PET plastic into PETG?

With a friend, we managed to successfully make ABS filament and print with it (even though we sold a couple of spools) now we want to turn our attention to PET. The problem is that it's really hard to ...
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What is this situation called and how do I avoid it?

I am trying to print ColorFabb XT-Filament PETG on my Kobra Max, and I get the following results: These are my Cura settings:
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PETG configuration

Recently, I have started to use PETG as my new material, before that I had been using ABS. But I stopped using ABS because of the cracking. I have been printing a lot of calibration cubes and I ...
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Torture toaster with PETG

I'm new in the 3D priting and I bought a BIQU B1 printer :-) I printed the Pokemon with the white filament that come as a sample with the printer (PLA) and after that I bought the Inland PLA+ and PETG+...
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The nozzle keeps clogging, midway through the print while printing with PETG filament

I've recently purchased Creality Ender 3 V2. When I print PLA, I face no issue at all but while printing PETG, the nozzle keeps clogging after the second or third layer. I even tried printing PETG by ...
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Is real PETG softened/degraded by acetone?

I can't seem to find any reliable answer to this question. My understanding was always that PETG should be solvent-resistant, including to acetone, but parts printed from the various "PETG" ...
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What brand of Black PETG filament is *glossy*?

Polymaker Tough PETG Black, although not labelled as "Matte Black", is not as glossy or shiny as PLA Black and I consider it Very Dark Grey/Matte/Satin. What brand of PETG Black is glossy or ...
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PETG Benchy boogers and stringing

The Benchy looks good for the most part except for some boogers on the chimney And some stringing on the bow, near the front deck. Here are my settings. On another roll of Inland PETG, I printed a ...
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Which filament is best for printing parts that will endue a constant load for a long period of time?

I thought the answer was ABS, but I read about how some people used it to print parts that were used in plumbing, and they failed when put under constant load, and some said that PETG is better for ...
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No way to stick PETG on buildplate

I did my homework reading similar questions, like this, this and this. Here a video that shows the issue: The filament is PETG from JAYO and the printer is a Dremel ...
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Extra extrusion at seam of print with PETG

I recently purchased a spool of PETG to try working with it. I have managed to dial in most of the settings in Prusaslicer but one, in particular, is giving me a problem. As seen in the photo, the ...
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Dremel 3D45 does not honor temperature settings

I set: G-code override: false filament: PETG nozzle temperature: 245 °C Here the pictures that state the above points: When loading the model, it also confirms ...
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Thick stringing next to a perfectly printed model

Both items were printed at the same time. The item on the right was perfect while the one on the left has crazy thick strings. Sorry I didn't keep the build plate's orientation, you can see how they ...
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PETG layers are super rough

I own a spool of PETG and I have been having major print quality issues: layer offsets, chunks of 3D print strewn across the buildplate and other things. I traced these effects to a single culprit: ...
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What cause the pattern in a large area?

Every time I print a large area I get the pattern in the middle. Below picture was taken during printing. The material isn't evenly laid flat on the bed and some are being scraped up. It appears from ...
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Is PETG sensetive to moisture?

Various filaments are sensitive to moisture to one degree or another. So far I've only printed with PLA. I can definitely tell the difference between fresh (just out of the package) PLA but I don't do ...
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What is the difference between PET/PETE and PETG?

I've heard that PETG, what we print with, is slightly different than PET or PETE, which is commercially available. Yet, PET bottles seem easy enough to recycle into prints according to these videos: #...
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What OEM is Inland PETG+?

I have a local Microcenter and got some cool orange PETG+. I've never printed with PETG before, but this PETG+ stuff seems flexible and weak. I printed a random part with some thin walls, and when I ...
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K-Thermistor vs Ender 3 Stock Thermistor: Problem with bad reads

I have changed my hotend on my Ender 3 v2 with Dragonfly BMS. In effect, because I wanted to reach higher temperatures, I also changed the thermistor with one that is 3mm wide and does not have the ...
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Can the Ender 3 Pro be upgraded to use PETG

Is it possible to buy/upgrade the nozzle on my Ender 3 Pro to one that is suited for handling the higher temperatures needed to effectively print with PETG filament?
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Flat print blobbing and scuffing with PETG on Ender 3 Pro with Microswiss AMH/DD

I'm getting a lot of blobbing and scuffing on top of my prints in PETG on my Ender 3 with AMH/DD. It doesn't seem to do this if the print doesn't have a flat bottom so much. I have the E-steps set to ...
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PETG layer adhesion problems

I have recently started printing with Polymaker's PolyMax PETG on my Ender 3 v2. I have not been able to get the layer adhesion anywhere near as strong as it should be. I would guess it is around 20-...
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How do I fix mini-blobs on the edge of a part?

I am using an Ender 3 with a Micro Swiss hotend and a 0.8 mm nozzle, Polylite PETG filament and a masking tape covered glass bed. I have used Cura for slicing with settings: Layer height: 0.32 mm ...
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Insulating bed material?

I've observed printing PETG that the primary if not the only reason for using a high bed temperature seems to be preventing the bed from acting as a huge heat sink and rapidly cooling the initial ...
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Difference in weight from Cura to printed model

I've recently switched to PETG , and I'm using Cura as slicer and Ender 3 as printer. I'm printing a model which Cura declares to be 35 g, but if I weigh the printed model it weighs 23 g. I'm printing ...
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PETG and Clear Aligner?

There is a material called PETG. In addition, there is a medical solution called Clear Aligner to fix perplexed teeth. Can I use a 3D printer using PETG and make transparent apparatus? The program I ...
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Z banding issue

I'm currently facing a Z banding issue that frustrates me more and more. My printer is a modified Anycubic I3 Mega. Customizations: Mainboard: Bigtreetech SKR 1.4 Turbo Stepper Drivers: TMC 2208 v3 ...
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Apply / find / create a stainless steel coating to apply to a PETG or PLA part to make it react to a magnet

Apply / find / create a stainless steel coating to apply to a PETG or PLA part to make it react to a magnet. My goal is to make a small tubular and conical shapes that can be painted with a stainless ...
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How to switch from PETG to either PLA/ABS mid print?

I have an Ender 3 Pro and I'm about to print a relatively large model on it. I've been printing in PETG and I'd like to use up the last of the roll during this print. When the roll runs out however, I ...
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How to stop stalagmite formation with translucent PETGs

I have had this issue with both Sunlu PETG (red) and TechnologyOutlet PETG (blue), both are translucent PETG filaments. This is printed with a bowden setup, 5 mm retraction, 85 °C bed and 245 °C ...
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Will glue sticks form a barrier on a build surface to prevent PETG from damaging the surface?

Will glue sticks, such as Elmer's All Purpose, Cra-Z-Art washable or Scotch Permanent, form a barrier on a build surface to prevent PETG from damaging the surface? While forming a barrier that holds ...
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What is the best build surface for PETG?

This question doesn't necessarily have one answer. I'm looking for a build surface that doesn't tear up when removing the PETG print, but still holds the PETG down and keeps it from warping. I am ...
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Thermal Runaway E1 at Layer 2

Before I start, I'll give you my setup: Ender 3 Pro Marlin 2.0.7.2 Material/Nozzle: PETG 0.4 mm @ 215 °C Bed: Glass @ 80 °C Default printing speed: 70 mm/s Standard part cooling fan Since I've ...
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What material should I upgrade the teflon tube to?

I'd like to print PET on an Ender 3 v2, but I see that some people recommend upgrading the hotend because it will melt the teflon filament feeder tube. I'm not sure if the hotend will even get hot ...
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What is the best technique to improve removing PETG from the print bed?

What is the best technique to improve removing PETG from the print bed? PETG is known for sticking well to the bed; so well that it does not need a heated bed. If it weren’t for printing other ...
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MINTEMP BED Fixed error when running consecutive print

I am using "Pretty PETG" along with PrusaSlicer's consecutive print mode. What I am noticing is that upon finishing the first print, the printer hits ...
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Problem printing bigger models in the Ender 5

In all the bigger prints I print on my Ender 5 with PETG I have problems with warping and raft detachment during printing. I have a glass bed and I'm using Ultimaker Cura 4.6.1 standard printing ...
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