Fiberlogy PETG Black Review

Fiberlogy PETG Black:

Fiberlogy Filament
Fiberlogy Filament

Established and operating in Poland, Fiberlogy uses German machines and high quality raw materials, producing materials with a diameter tolerance of +/- 0.02mm and oval tolerance of +0.01mm. You can find out more about them here.

Fiberlogy PETG and comes supplied vacuumed sealed with a clay sachet in a windowed box.

Fiberlogy Filament Vacuum Sealed
Fiberlogy Filament Vacuum Sealed

The box is stamped with a serial number including the date of 21/12/2018, assuming this is around the date of manufacturing would make it less than 12 months old.

The black PETG has a satin like appearance and the filament has a slight texture.

Fiberlogy Filament on fixed spool
Fiberlogy Filament on fixed spool

Pre-wound on a rather different looking fixed spool, it is also available as a “re-fill” for a lower price.

The re-fill can be loaded onto a “masterspool” available here. (Check sizes).

Fiberlogy PETG Specification Overview:

  • Normative Diameter: 1,750 mm
  • Real average diameter: 1.753
  • Net weight: 0,85 kg
  • Printing temperature: 230°C – 250°C
  • Bed Temp: 90°C
  • Diameter tolerance: +/- 0,02 mm
  • Real average roundness: + 0,009 mm

Technical Data Sheet PDF

Material Safety Data Sheet PDF

TIP

Calculating spool weight
Calculating spool weight

Before loading the filament for the first time, weigh the loaded spool (1.175Kg) and subtracted the filament weight of (850g) to get the spool weight of (325g).

This is can useful for calculating the remaining filament weight for future prints.

Test:

As with all new filaments i confirm the real diameter with a caliper at 4 points over the first couple of meters.

The result was( 1.74+1.76+1.75+1.74)/4= 1.7475mm Average real diameter.

You can use this to create a new filament profile in your favorite slicer and adjust the filament diameter to suit.

To benchmark all new filaments i print a calibration cube and a benchy.

The calibration cube is a quick and simple print to establish any basic problems that may present themselves later.

 20mm XYZ Calibration Cube by sjdennis
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20mm XYZ Calibration Cube by sjdennis
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Moving on to the Benchy, it preformed very well with good layer adhesion, bridging and only some slight stringing. Both where printed with 0.2mm layer height on a Prusa i3 MK2.5S.

 #3DBenchy - The jolly 3D printing torture-test by CreativeTools.se by CreativeTools
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#3DBenchy – The jolly 3D printing torture-test by CreativeTools.se by CreativeTools
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 #3DBenchy - The jolly 3D printing torture-test by CreativeTools.se by CreativeTools
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#3DBenchy – The jolly 3D printing torture-test by CreativeTools.se by CreativeTools
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After the successful calibration prints of the Fiberlogy PETG, i got down to business with printing some parts for a Colido bowden conversion. This included a j-head hotend carriage and extruder which can be seen below.

Verdict:

I had a great first experience with Fiberlogy PETG, producing high quality strong functional prints.

I do like that Fiberlogy offer these filaments as a “re-fill” to reduce the waste produced from spent spools and save money at the same time!

Where to buy Fiberlogy PETG:

Fiberlogy PET-G Black 850g is available from but not limited to the following:

shop.3dfilaprint.com £26.10 inc VAT, FREE UK delivery and a filament storage bag. I also received a free 10M sample of black Alloy 910 HDT by taulman 3D, very nice.

aes3d.co.uk £33.96 and FREE UK Mainland delivery.

If you opt for the refill, it can be loaded onto the “Master spool” available here, which could be then used to load already spent spools?

More on PETG:

The PETG filament is a copolymer, basically Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) what is used in plastic bottles, modified with glycol(G).

Benefits:

  • High durability
  • Low shrinkage
  • Resistance to acids, salts, alkaline substances
  • Strong layer adhesion
  • Weather Resistant
  • *Food safe

*Check with manufacture. See technical data sheet PDF above.

PETG offers many of the benefits of ABS such as strength and heat resistance without many of the drawbacks, including printing difficulty and odour.

PETG is hygroscopic which means it will absorb water. To preserve the filaments lifespan and quality it should be stored in a cool dry place, ideally in sealed environment.

Printing small parts in the center of the bed may lead to bed thermal runaway. This is something i experienced when printing these shelf pins on a Prusa MK2.5S. I resolved this by printing more at once and positioning them away from the center. You can find out more about this at Prusa3d.com.

For even more on PETG filament check out Thomas Sanladerer’s excellent video below.

Looking for something different? See our list of currently available filaments here.

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