Crystal Series PETG
Crystal Series PETG 3D Printer Filament
MakerGeeks is pleased to launch our all new Crystal Series PLA & PETG Filament!!
We are so pleased to be able to bring the maker community a truly optically clear, sustainable, food contact safe PLA and PETG in vivid colors! This has been a long road of development to get the colors just the way we wanted them for that true "glass like" 3D printed look; but finally we are pleased with the results and think you will be as well once you give Crystal Series Filament a try!!
We are using our best selling Maker Series resins (PLA & PETG) for this new project along with a all new translucent colorant that will have your 3D prints looking smooth as glass and as clear as a crystal.
With the Crystal Series items you'll be getting a PLA and/or a PETG 3D Printer filament that is UV stable so you don't have to worry about fading over time as well as something that is FDA compliant for food contact. All this and the easy to use 3D printing characteristics that you have come to expect from Maker Filament items.
Plus, buying this or any of the Maker Filament brand items you'll be assured of getting a quality made filament that's always made right here in Springfield, MO by our dedicated team of tradesmen and women!! You just can't go wrong with Maker Filament and Maker Geeks. Enjoy! ;)
The Maker Filament PETG Difference:
- Patented & trade-marked high-strength engineering grade PETG resin
- High Tensile Strength: 6000+ PSI
- Low Elongation: 3%
- FDA Approved Resin
- UV Stable (no fading over time!)
- 1KG Spool (2.20lbs)
- (Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm)
- Low to NO odor
- Carries the '1' Recycling Code - (AKA totally recyclable) PETG is the only filament that carries this code
- Consists of only Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H2), and Oxygen (O2)
- Our PETG is 100% inert when used for landfill
- Combustion produces only water vapor, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide
- Stronger than other PETG Filaments
- Near zero warp-age or shrinkage
- Heat Sealed With Desiccant
- Low moisture absorption
- Sourced and Manufactured in the USA
- Affordable - we make it, you save big!!
- Spool Diameter: 7.94" - Spool Width: 2.50" - Spool Hub Hole Diameter: 2.25"
|MAKE Magazine comes out to MakerGeeks.com to talk shop...|
Oh you are in for a treat... you are about to be using one of the only USA made PETG filaments in the world; Maker Filament brand PETG is here!! Maker Filament PETG is different from other PET filaments you have used in the past because our 3D printer PETG filament is made using a trademarked brand of PETG resin and extrudes perfectly in nearly every 3D printer on the market today; with no jamming, near zero warp-age or shrinkage rates, extra strong finished parts and a low moisture absorption rate compared to the other PETG Filament on the market. Maker Filament PETG is an amazing filament in that it combines the impact strength of an ABS with the easy to print characteristics of PLA and it's crystal clear so you can do some amazing things with it in the finished 3D print!!
PETG despite what you might have been told before is crazy susceptible to moisture in it's raw resin form and above all the filaments we make both for ourselves and for contract jobs our PETG resin has to be dried in a resin drying silo able to reach negative 40f.
I was surprised when one of the largest brands of USA made 3D printer filament approached us about taking over their PETG extrusion and the first thing they told me was that, "...PETG is great to run cause you don't need to dry it..." - boy were we surprised when we started running it only to find out we had to dry the PETG resin nearly double the time of an ABS or PLA.
With that said... we take the time to dry our raw resin to negative 40f to insure that the resin will have zero moisture in it once you get it - this process can take from 10 to 16 hours (each batch) to accomplish and needs very expensive machinery and seems to be an overlooked step due to its cost and time. However, it's important to have perfectly dried resin before starting the extrusion process to make 3D printer filament or you'll find the dimensional tolerance isn't so good and the end product when 3D printed will have a high wrapping problem along with low-resolution do to voids in the filament.
So; lets talk about price.... all Maker Filament is only $24.55 for 1KG/ 2.2lbs - Think about that price for a second... some retailers charge you $49 for 1KG of their PETG or even $59 for 1LB of PETG and you know what... it's all the same stuff; matter of fact we manufacturer a lot of those same brands for them right here at MakerGeeks as that's a big part of our business, private labeling (white labeling) for other large US based 3D filament and 3D printer companies. So why pay more... cut out the middle man and the fancy packaging and go direct with Maker Geeks and the Maker Filament brand!
As you might know Maker Geeks.com is one, if not the only 3D Printer Retailer in the USA that also makes all it's own filament in house; so we have a lot of flexibility on pricing and the ability to still give you second to none quality (click here to see our process and read about what we are doing here in Springfield, MO) we also source everything from our color to our resin to our spools to even the vacuum seal bags all inside the USA so when we say it's Made in America it is... from top to bottom!
Maker Filament PETG has been and continues to be used daily here at MakerGeeks HQ for all our 3D printing plus we have a great network of large scale industrial users that order and print with 100's of KG of our filament each week so we are always getting nearly real-time feed back from them as well as our 1,000's of Makers like you! Think of Maker Filament more like YOUR Filament... it's your requests, feedback and input that shape the brand and help us to make the best 3D Printer Filament on the market today!
Maker Filament PETG works great with:
- RepRap (Mendel, Huxley, Prusa, Kossel, Rostock)
- MakerBot (Replicator, Replicator 2, Replicator 2X)
- Wanhao (Duplicator 4, 4X, 4S, 5S, 5S Mini, i3)
- UP! Plus, Up! Mini
- and many, many more... basically if it's a 3D Printer; Maker Filament will work in it!! ;)