Dutch filament manufacturer Innofil3D is about to launch a campaign to create more awareness for PET amongst 3D printing users, while introducing their new EPR PET filament.
“We strongly believe that our EPR PET has all the characteristics to elevate the 3D-printing experience and bring it to the next level. It has the ease of PLA combined with the strong layer cohesion of ABS, but doesn’t smell bad during printing. EPR PET also enables 3D-printing users to print with a larger operating window which makes it suitable for most 3D-printers and makes printer settings less critical. And last but not least EPR PET presents users the opportunity to show more details in their print” explains Sharon Woldering, material developer at Innofil3D.
The new filament has been developed in Innofil3D’s labs and is the result of a lot of research performed to improve the printing properties of PET. It is made out of food approved raw materials and boasts a low shrinkage that reduces warping. The excellent adhesion between layers results in stronger as well as watertight objects.
Recommended printer settings
- Nozzle temperature: 210 – 230°C
- Heated bed temperature: 75 – 85°C
- No heated bed: use tape for bed adhesion
- Printing speed: 40 – 100 mm/s depending on nozzle temperature
- Layer hight: 0.08 – 0.2 mm
- Layer thickness: 0.08 – 1.0 mm
“PET doesn’t have the biobased element that PLA has, but PET represents one of the biggest volumes in the world in the recycling chain. It is easy to recycle and widely available,” explains Innofil3D.
EPR PET will be available in clear natural as well as nine slightly translucent colours on 750g spools from August.