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Check out our new PLA+ and PETG range !

After months of R&D and a LOT of product testing from multiple manufacturers, we are proud to release our own CNC3D 3D printing filament range. Aimed at being a good balance of performance at affordable prices for the Maker or home hobbyist.

You can check out our new PLA+ and PETG ranges here:

CNC3D PLA+ performance filament

CNC3D PETG Performance filament

Happy printing!

Tech talk!


What's the difference between PLA+ and PETG?

Stepping into the world of 3D printing can be a bit overwhelming, especially when deciding between different filament types like PLA+ and PETG. Let's break down these two popular choices to help you make the best decision for your needs:

PLA+ is often the go-to choice for beginners in 3D printing. It's user-friendly, easy to print with, and doesn't require a heated bed - which makes it perfect for getting started without much fuss. Plus, PLA+ has a lower printing temperature (between 190-220°C), reducing the risk of heat-related complications. It's ideal for detailed prints and gives a smooth, aesthetically pleasing finish. However, it's important to note that PLA+ is more brittle compared to PETG and doesn't handle high temperatures or outdoor conditions well.

On the other hand, PETG offers a blend of strength, flexibility, and heat resistance, making it a robust choice for more demanding prints. It's less brittle than PLA+ and can handle rougher treatment, ideal for functional parts or items that'll see heavy use. PETG prints at a higher temperature (230-250°C) and often benefits from a heated bed, which might need a bit more setting up but can handle tougher jobs. Bear in mind, though, PETG can be a bit stringy and may not provide the same level of detail as PLA+.

In a nutshell, if you're printing detailed objects for display, or you're new to 3D printing and want a forgiving start, PLA+ is a fantastic choice. But, if you're printing items that need to withstand heat, stress, or outdoor elements, PETG may be the better option. Remember, 3D printing is a journey - feel free to experiment with both materials to find out what works best for your specific projects!

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