I don’t currently have a project fir the materials I have purchased, but the colors are a definite hit.
Quite easy to print this stuff, didn't spend much time tuning. And its performance seemed consistent in various room temperatures - low warping too. The spool holders are filled full - the filament likes to unspool itself until you use enough of it, very annoying. I'm ordering more of this great deal right now.
Super easy to print with. Prints just like PLA without the head aches you can get with petg. Colors are great and shipping is pretty fast even though the USPS is using COVID-19 to the max. Over all great filament and good customer service. Richard always gets back to me ASAP is I have a question or issue. Good company.
I have the bubblicious clear and we made an orchid pot as well as some parts trays using a 1mm nozzle and they have printed beautifully. There is maybe a bubble or 2 per 6 inches and at this nozzle size they just don't even matter at all. <3 this company and this filament.
It’s great to print with especially knowing it’s recycled material, though I do wish to see and know the whole recycling process
I'm back to order 2 more rolls. This has become my go to GreenGate PETG. I have had jams with the colored filament when printing with a .25 nozzle, but not with this. It is priced well and prints great
Here's a thorough breakdown of some pros and cons with this filament:
First off, buyers should appreciate that when you purchase this petG you are keeping 1kg of plastic waste out of a landfill. Considering that this is both a US made filament and one of the very few recycled options for petG on the market today, I highly recommend it to enthusiasts and professionals looking for an advanced petG option in their material library.
This petG is formed from reclaimed PET that has slightly different properties compared to virgin PET. I would not recommend this as your first petG experience especially if you are new to 3D printing or working with petG in general.
Otherwise this is a great product.
We found high reliably running at 40-50mm/s at 240C and a plate temperature >60C. This material can easily be pushed to 80-100mm/s with appropriate equipment. Strong adhesion to buildtak means this material is better suited to a raft, taped/treated bed or glass surface approach for getting a good first layer that is later easy to remove.
The glow in the dark additive is generous and this filament charges quickly even under artificial lighting conditions to produce a subtle green/white glow. Glow endurance is around ~15 minutes with a full charge and outperforms many value brands.
Working with a recycled material makes addressing hydration a bit more challenging. If you are a hydration hydrophobe, degas before using.
In terms of physical strength, there are slightly better alternatives in virgin petG but this is a tradeoff for gaining the environmental benefits of a recycled plastic. GreenGate3D's recycled pellet extrusion process produces a reliable +/- 0.05 filament.
A 1kg glow in the dark spool in contained only 1 deviation > +/- 0.05mm which is good compared to value petG brands which usually contains around 3-5 major deviations per kg spool.
- The Viowiess Team
The best part about recycled PET-G is that getting to revive plastics and turn it into filament! AND sometimes a color gets messed up and ends up being a win. This is exactly that. I started using for various prototype designs since the price was right and now the color has grown on me! Prints very well! Re: the comment on the garbage in the filament. I've printed tons and haven't noticed that.
I love the Cherry Pie filament, it is beautiful. A super bright red, I have a nice clear red PLA that just looks dull in comparison to this filament. When you print it thin it can really show off those gold glints, but I don't see that as well on bigger models. I don't know what else to say, it prints great and looks fantastic. Check out this crab that I printed in Cherry Pie: https://www.thingiverse.com/make:869344
Prime Time Lime is a great color, a very nice bright green. It is opaque, so don't expect a transparent filament, but it prints great and looks fantastic. I printed this v-twin engine in it if you want to check it out : https://www.thingiverse.com/make:869340
No issues so far with printing. So far only my printer has failed. Not the filament. 10/10, will buy again when I run out.
Prints really well on my Prusa MK3. I printed a skull planter/vase out of it and it just looks like it’s made of rubies!
Ordered and it was here before I even thought about it again.
With a few little starbursts for the halloween season. So thoughtful.
The great quality and color that GreenGate3D always delivers.
Super reliable material, the faces of my customers when I hand them a print and I tell them its 100% made in USA out of recycled materials is highly rewarding, looking forward to buying from GreenGate3D for years to come !