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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker 2+ printing with PETG?

Can anyone tell me if the Ultimaker 2+ supports printing PETG?

How do I add this material choice into the Cura 4.8V so it shows up?

 

Having trouble also connecting to the Maketplace to gain access to all the new features?

 

jhofmann@newtonnj.org (Need some help getting it running)

I am using firmware 3.3

 

Edited by JamesHofmann37
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    Posted · Ultimaker 2+ printing with PETG?

    I have been printing PET or PETG (I don't know for sure which one) quite regularly on my UM2 (non-plus). Whether this is officially supported, I don't know, but it works.

     

    Don't print on bare glass, use some sort of glue instead. Otherwise the print may eat chips out of the glass upon removing.

     

    A disadvantage of PET is that it tends to leave burnt residu in the nozzle: a sort of glossy black varnish, which is more difficult to remove than the black powder residu from PLA. At least the sort of PET that I have (brand: ICE). For best results, I need to print slower than PLA, and on the cool side of the temp-range of this material. But that may differ from brand to brand.

     

    These are PET:

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    Transparent PET is good for doing watermarks in the print, thus hollow letters sitting 0.5 to 1mm below the surface, as shown below, or in the ruler in the stems of the parts above. Note that this text is very small: caps-height is 3.5mm, leg-width is 0.5mm, nozzle-width is 0.4mm.

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