Ultimaker launches PETG material for FFF 3D printing series
Ultimaker announced the launch of a PETG material for use on its line of 3D printing systems.
The company believes that Ultimaker PETG is a top-notch standard material for industrial applications. PETG, a glycol-modified version of PET, became one of the three main materials used for 3D printing when Ultimaker released its 3D Printing Sentiment Index 2021.
Subsequently, Ultimaker launched its own PETG offering and created and extensively tested material profiles to âensure a reliable and hassle-free PETG materialâ. Ultimaker PETG is said to be a wear, temperature and chemical resistant material suitable for 3D printing of production tools. The company believes it also has versatility, usability, and scalability to deploy across organizations, which can result in less change and increased efficiency. Ultimaker PETG users have access to a wealth of technical, safety and compliance information, while also being able to match the material with PVA and Breakaway substrates.
It becomes the latest in a constantly growing range of materials compatible with Ultimaker’s 3D printing range, which can also be combined with dozens of materials through alliances with some of the market’s leading material suppliers. . Ultimaker believes that the introduction of the PETG material will serve to support its large customer base as they continue to take advantage of 3D printing for more industrial applications.
âAdding Ultimaker PETG to our standard material set is a natural step from launching our platform,â commented Miguel Calvo, CTO at Ultimaker. âThis enriches our material portfolio as industrial use cases for 3D printing continue to increase. Its excellent overall properties are a strong addition to our platform and ideal for typical industrial environments and applications. Ultimaker PETG will further fuel creativity and innovation as users work hard to ensure the continuity of production and daily life, despite the external challenges we have all faced.
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