HobbyKing 3D Printer Filament 1.75mm PETG 1KG Spool (White)
HobbyKing have come out with a huge new range of 3D Printer Filaments at prices that will have you printing all day and all night.
The range covers PLA, ABS, Flexible, Color Changing, Luminous, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Acetal (POM), Metal Composite and even a water soluble filament for printing molds. So there is a filament for every project you have in mind. HobbyKing filaments have a stable melting point, good round shape and most importantly a 0.01mm uniform diameter tolerance for a consistent flow rate.
PETG has high tensile strength, impact resistance and is more durable than PLA. It also has no odor which allows easy printing indoors. It doesn’t warp and is recyclable making it better for the environment. A new light plastic.
3D printing is a fun and exciting hobby with a wide range of uses from prototyping parts to making toys for the kids. Picking the right filament for your application is very important.
• Stable melting point
• Good round shape
• Uniform diameter tolerance 0.01mm
• Consistent colors
Filament Material: PETG
Melting Point: 250°C
Print Temperature: 250-275°C
Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
Pardon the title.
Or not really. This PETG filament is surprisingly good. Better than some more expensive ones I've printed with (or actually just one brand and color lol).
Good temp for my CR-10 seems to be 255-260 °C. Does not need heated bed as it sticks on painters tape. I set the (max) printing speed to 60 mm/s and flow rate to 94. Stringing is next to nothing but it does need a little longer retraction than PLA. Also too low (yes, low) printing temp might be the reason.
As for strength, it's definitely stronger than PLA. I printed some wheels for my RC car and they didn't break like my PLA wheels did. It's not indestructible though so don't expect it to survive from a crash into a light pole...
I have nothing real to complain about this because of the good quality and very low price.
If I would really have to cry about something, I would go for the packaging, because plain brown boxes are boring. It would be nice if it would tell at least the printing temperatures. Maybe mark them on the filament spool's label if it can't be done on the box or something.
My filament was dry so the guy who cried about that might have received a defective spool packaging.
Will buy again.This is the perfect filament to create strong flexible durable things instead of using ABS. Almost as easy to use as PLA. I'm using 245 nozzle temp with 45 bed temp and a bit under extrusion, 97%. The first layer sticks to PEI bed very well. The speed is 40-50. Provides very nice shining smooth surfaces, just a very little oozing.Great PETG Filament. I find this prints best at around 255-260 nozzle temp and 55-60 print speed.
Will buy this again along with the Black when it becomes available in the UK again.I think this is a very nice PETG filament. Flows better than another brand I have tried, which means a bit faster printing speed. The diameter seems to stay very consistent as well, so no problems there and no problems with stringing etc.
For some reason the white seems to be more tolerant to temperature changes. At least with the batch of black I originally got, I had to go to 255C for best results but for the white even 240C gave good results. Still I ended up using 255C so I can use the same settings for both colors. Excellent plastic and good price.Prints very well, great layer adhesion, I have had no issues at all with moisture.
I find it as good if not better than any other PETG I have tried.
It is basically now the only filament I use, other than a small amount of PLA for finer detailed parts.
Just wish it came in more colours.
After some tuning prints fine. As good as the ESUN PLA filaments or better.
I ended up with the following settings with my Anet A8 in Cura:
It's very strong and flexes better than PLA. After releasing pressure, it takes the original form, unlike PLA.
Seems there is some moisture in the filament though. I hear some cracking sound from time to time. 5 cracks per minute or so. I haven't noticed any defects caused by this.
When the head moves from one position to another, it drags a thin string (Oozing, I think). I may need to play with retraction settings to fix this. I have default settings from PLA. I think this is common problem with PETG. It is easy to clean up and doesn't bother me.
It sticks better to the print bed than the PLA I have. I'm using yellow'ish painter's tape on top of Aluminium bed, heated to 70C. It's very difficult to remove after print. I found that when I heat the bed higher and keep pulling, it comes off easier, when the temperature reaches ~90C.
Disclaimer: I'm not very experienced with 3d printing. Going through my first rolls still.
Truly the worst filament i've ever used. It's so full of moisture that it literally sounds like a machinegun while printing. Requires at least 8 hours of drying in an oven before use. Stay away.