Prusament PETG Orange Review

Prusment PETG Orange:

Prusament filament as you might have guessed is manufactured in house by Josef Prusa. Prusa Research is the only 3D printer manufacturer with its own filament production lines.

Prusament filaments are available in PLA, PETG and ASA in a range of colours. See more about Prusament filaments in the video below.

Unpacking:

The filament comes in a resealable vacuum sealed bag supplied in a sealed cardboard box. A specification label including a QR code for details and a date stamp is located on the side, this filament was produced on 16.9.2019 less than 1 month old when delivered.

The filament is perfectly wound on a ‘honeycomb’ patterned spool that results in 45% less plastic being used. There are filament catches around the perimeter and another QR code stamped on the spool.

Specification:

  • Trade name – Prusament PETG
  • Chemical name – Copolyester
  • Usage – FDM 3D printing
  • Diameter – 1.75 ± 0.02 mm
  • Manufacturer – Prusa Polymers, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Nozzle Temperature [°C] 250 ± 10
  • Heatbed Temperature [°C] 80 ± 10
  • Print Speed [mm/s] up to 200

Technical Data Sheet

A great thing about Prusament filament is the amount of detail accessible via the QR code or ID, a sample spool can be seen here. Amongst other things the exact weight of the filament and spool are available including a calculator for working out the remaining length of filament left on the spool.

The graph displays the tolerance range confirming it is within ±0.02mm along its entire length. This is reassuring and will provide quality printing throughout the spool.

Sample:

20mm XYZ Calibration Cube by sjdennis
Published on May 24, 2016
www.thingiverse.com/thing:1586206
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The first print of a calibration cube at 0.2mm layer height came out great, good layer adhesion and the colour is identical to the printed parts found on a Prusa printer.

#3DBenchy – The jolly 3D printing torture-test by CreativeTools.se by CreativeTools
Published on April 9, 2015
www.thingiverse.com/thing:763622
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As expected the Benchy above turned out very nice, with only some slight stringing which is a characteristic of PETG in general.

More on PETG:

For more info on PETG take a look at this previous review of fiberlogy PETG filament.

Where to buy:

Prusament filament is available from Prusa Research’s official Josef Prusa shop shop.prusa3d.com.

A 1Kg spool of Prusament PETG in Prusa Orange cost £26.69 inc tax. Delivery to the UK which took 7 days and was £5.71 bringing the total to £32.40 delivered.

Jack

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