What can you expect?
Prusament PETG is our own in-house made filament. The whole manufacturing process is closely monitored and tested - we guarantee ±0.02mm precision and highly-consistent colors. You can inspect parameters of every spool we made at prusament.com. Check the sample spool!
Manufactured In-House By Josef Prusa
We were not satisfied with the quality of filaments on the market. So we decided to make our own! Prusa Research is the only 3D printer manufacturer with its own filament production.
Premium-Grade Materials And Thorough Testing
The whole manufacturing process is closely monitored and tested – string diameter, color consistency, and mechanical properties – to make sure that every spool is perfect.
± 0.02 mm Manufacturing Guaranteed Precision
We believe the industry standard of 0.05 mm isn’t sufficient for perfect 3D printing. Instead, we guarantee ±0.02mm precision and highly-consistent colors in our filaments.
High Quality You Can Check Yourself
We are the only manufacturer that gives the option to inspect parameters of every filament spool. Scan a QR code on the spool to see all details online (check the sample spool).
Read more about Prusament in the article at blog.prusa3d.com or at Prusament.com!
PETG is a very tough material with good thermal resistance. Its use is universal but especially suitable for mechanical parts and both indoor and outdoor use. PETG has almost no warping, so printing large objects isn’t a problem. We use PETG to print parts for our printers!
PETG is one of our favorite materials for 3D printing. It’s almost as easy to print as PLA, but it can offer many mechanical properties that PLA prints just cannot achieve. The G in the acronym PETG stands for Glycol which is added during the manufacturing process. Glycol modifies the properties of PET, so that it’s easier to print, less brittle and clearer when printing with semi-transparent variants. PETG has low thermal expansion, so even when printing big objects, and without an enclosure, it rarely lifts from the bed and warps. In addition to that, PETG is ductile. It has a healthy amount of flex which can prevent parts from breaking under pressure.
Unlike PLA or ABS, PETG tends to ooze a bit and may leave strings of plastic on your print. You can fight this with increasing retraction and playing with hotend temperature, but if you use our filament presets in Prusa Slicer, we already did that for you and the amount of stringing is minimal. If you witness a tiny bit of stringing anyway, you can get rid of it by quickly blasting your finished prints with a heat gun.
If you can handle the oozing and strong adhesion, you’ll be left with a very durable print, that is considerably temperature resistant and usable for both indoor and outdoor use.
High temperature resistance
Not suitable for tiny parts
|Easy to print||
Possibility of stringing
Low shrinking and warping
Poor bridging characteristics
Strength and Durability
Simple to sand
This PETG is made in-house by Prusa Research.
1.75 mm filament is manufactured with precision of +- 0.02 mm
Before printing, make sure the surface of heatbed is clean as described in 3D Printing Handbook.To dry the filament, please follow the instructions in our article
Just bought a spool. This one is good. Printing on bare glass with a 0.2mm nozzle at 45mm/s. Great adhesion, no strings or blobs, nice crisp lines, so maybe some moisture crept into the production line a few months back.Seems good now anyway.My Galaxy Black was doing strange things like mentioned in other reviews until I dried it out, 20hrs at 55C.
Upon opening: Rough sides, stringing at 250C. Looked bad. Fixed by going down to 230C. Left out a few days: very rough sides, very bad stringing at 250C. 230C was worsening as well. Dried for 10 hours overnight: zero stringing or rough sides on 250C. Prints perfectly. I used a generic food dehydrator set to 52C (resulting in 60C inside, they need profiling being used for filament). https://imgur.com/a/F2F47w0 PETG needs drying.
Had all the same issues that the others mentioned. I would try drying the roll, but my oven doesn't go low enough (170F is lowest setting). If I figure out a way to dry it and it works better, I will update the review. Right now, it's nearly unusable.