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Ultimaker adds PETG for industrial 3D printing Platform

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Ultimaker PETG has been added to its materials list as the company continues to transition towards industrial 3D printing.

Ultimaker PETG cabinet webAccording to Ultimaker’s own 2021 3D Printing Sentiment Index, PETG, a Glycol Modified version of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), is one of the top three materials used for 3D printing.

Extensively tested, the brand states that its latest material is wear-, temperature- and chemical-resistant and therefore particularly well-suited for use in industrial applications, such as tooling.

The material fits into the company’s ecosystem through NFC recognition with the wide-purpose material making it make it easy to deploy across organisations – meaning fewer changeovers between materials are needed which results in increased efficiency.

The material is also compatible with PVA and Breakaway support to enable a wide variety of models. Its users will additionally benefit from access to a complete package of technical, safety and compliance information.

“Adding Ultimaker PETG to our set of standard materials is a natural next step from the launch of our platform,” said Ultimaker CEO Miguel Calvo. “It enhances our material portfolio as industrial use cases for 3D printing continue to rise.

“Its excellent all-round properties are a strong addition to our platform and are ideal for typical industrial environments and applications.

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This is the latest step in Ultimaker’s shift to industrial 3D printing, the first being the announcement of its new Platform, the launch of its new bundled software system, and two further software subscription models with features targeting professional users and multiple 3D printer installs.

Calvo concluded: “Ultimaker PETG will further fuel creativity and innovation as users work hard to ensure the continuation of production and everyday life, despite the external challenges we have all faced.”