Monoprice Premium 3D Printer Filament PETG 1.75mm, 1kg/Spool Natural
Product # 14382
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The description for premium PETG says "The filament is super transparent ". Which colors are transparent? I tried white and it was not.
BEST ANSWER: "Natural" is transparent before it's printed, but after printing tends to have a whitish, translucent quality. The nature of FDM printers means the layers are going to refract light after being laid down, so getting a truly transparent print isn't likely to happen.
Will this PETG filament work with the Mini Delta? The parameters seem to match up, but it isn't listed in the supported filament section.
BEST ANSWER: The key thing here is whether the mini delta uses a PTFE-lined hot end or all-metal. This filament really likes to be printed at 245C which is too hot for a lined hot end. Basically anything over 240 and the PTFE liner starts to breakdown (and clogs like crazy). I tried printing this PETG colder (235C) but was getting bad layer adhesion and stringing. I ended up replacing the stock lined nozzle on my Maker Select Plus an all-metal hotend and this PETG has been printing great since at 245C, 75C bed, 40mm/s or slower.
4.7 / 5.0
Excellent once I upgraded to an all-metal hotend
Like others have noted, this filament likes to be printed hot. The spool claims you can print it at 230C but it barely prints at that temp. Prints best for me at about 245C extruder, 75C bed, 40mm/s and fan at 35%. If you get way too much adhesion on the build plate, a light dusting of baby powder did the trick for me. A little more retraction than PLA, and I've been z-hopping the prints to avoid surface defects from travel moves on the first/last layer. Once I got that tuned in, this PETG prints excellent. Note - I actually had to upgrade my Maker Select Plus to an all-metal hotend before I could print this since anything above about 240C causes the stock hotend liner to break down. I should know since I destroyed the original hotend liner trying to get this filament to print well.
May 18, 2018