FIRST Robotics Competition
This page was especially created for you!
We know how hard it is to fund raise and recognize the need to spend smartly. You're competing against teams that are larger, with bigger bankrolls, and probably even more experience. Yes, you can get your filament most anywhere, but your decision to spend your FIRST credits on GreenGate3D filament is a wise one. We manufacture HERE in the USA, so you're supporting small business, and we ONLY use recycled plastics to make it, so you're reducing your own environmental footprint!
GreenGate3D is strong, durable, flexible, and offers UV resistance. We have customers that use it for animal prosthetics, tractor trailer manufacturing, rock climbing gear, drones, pet products, architectural modeling... so many uses... and of course, prototyping and robotics competition.
If you've used PETG filament before, you know its GOTTA be kept dry. Of course, keeping it in a sealed box with a desiccant is a good start, but TRUE aficionados know to dehydrate it before using. There's no need to buy a fancy filament dryer and no reason (EVER) to use your kitchen oven. If you don't already have one, pick up a food dehydrator in a local Big Box store or you can surely find one online or even a yard sale. Make sure it has a variable temperature setting which can reach 140°F (60°C). Toss 'er in for 5 hours and you're set. You won't need to dry GreenGate3D filament upon first use, but if left out for a day, its always best to re-dry it before using it again.
Printing "best practices": GreenGate3D is very forgiving and will print in a wide range of nozzle temperatures, even as low as PLA (205°C), making our filament pretty remarkable! We recommend you start at 230°C, but if you want to run a test, start at 200°C! We've got PLENTY of customers who love it at 205°C. Bed temperatures of 60°C is ok, but we like 85°C and then go to 90°C after the first layer or two is down. You should not need to make any adjustments from your previous PETG filament; just fire away using those settings. Its easy-peasy!
One last thing, before you go, we'd love to have you watch the below video. This model was
designed and printed in Wisconsin, by Dustin Lobner, using the same
GreenGate3D PETG filament you got!
One day YOU will do something just like this!
Enjoy the ride and THANK YOU for using GreenGate3D filament! We are SO PROUD to support you and