MakerBot Specialty 3D Printing Material


Excellent Part Durability and Chemical Resistance

PETG, one of the most widely used polymers today, is now available for 3D printing on the MakerBot Method desktop 3D printer. The first advanced material from Makerbot's specialty line exhibits excellent temperature, moisture, and chemical resistance as well as higher strength and durability than both PLA and Tough PLA.

Material Overview

PETG specialty 3D printing filament, designed for the MakerBot Method, is perfect for printing high-performance parts that require a high degree of durability, as well as chemical, moisture and temperature resistance when compared with using standard PLA or tough material. Good application fits include functional prototypes, jigs, fixtures, and end-use parts.



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Material Performance

PETG is one of the most widely used industrial thermoplastics, common in the packaging, thermoforming, and engineering industries. PETG offers superior resistance to chemicals, heat, and moisture compared to other common desktop 3D printing materials like PLA and ABS.

Material Properties Izod notch testing

Impact Strength

 8.1 kJ/m2

Material Properties Heat Deflection

Heat Deflection


Material Properties Flexural Strength


69 MPa

Material Properties Tensile Strength


50 MPa

Material Highlights


  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Tough and durable
  • Heat-resistant
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Moisture-resistant
  • Dimensionally stable


  • Available in Black, Natural and Red
  • Smart Spool™ RFID
  • 0.75 KG spools


  • Functional prototypes
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Manufacturing tooling
  • Production parts
  • Liquid containers
  • Signage and graphics displays
  • Electrical enclosures
  • End effectors
  • Protective guards
  • Cooling tubes


  • More cost effective than other industrial-grade thermoplastics
  • Excellent feature definition and surface finish
  • Hands-free support removal, prints with water-soluble PVA

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Technical Specifications

Performance Properties  Test Method Imperial  Metric
Moisture Resistance ISO 62 1104 ppm 1104 ppm
Heat Deflection ASTM 648 158F 70C
Tensile Strength at yield ISO 527 7251 psi 50 MPa
Tensile Modulus  ISO527 292976 psi 2020 MPa
Strain at Yield – Elongation (%) N/A 6% 6%
Flexural Strength ISO 178 10,007 psi 50 MPa
Flexural Modulus ISO 178 297,327 psi 2050 MPa
Impact Strength Charpy Method 23C 3.85 ft-lb/in2 8.1 kJ/m2


Jigs and Fixtures

CNC Machinists and manufacturing engineers can create complex and durable parts that are resistant to heat and chemicals

Applications include:

  • Manufacturing tools and aids
  • Robotic end effectors
  • Product testing tools

Functional Prototypes

Product designers, industrial designers, and engineers can 3D print functional prototypes that exhibit excellent durability with temperature, moisture, and chemical resistance.

Applications include:

  • Liquid containers
  • Signage and graphic displays
  • Enclosures for electronics

End-Use Parts

The durability and impact resistance of PETG makes it a good 3D printing material for end-use parts, especially those requiring snap fits, threads, and living hinges.

Applications include:

  • Custom machine parts
  • Replacement parts
  • Protective guards
  • Cooling tubes

System Compatibility

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