Ultimaker Adds PETG to Material Portfolio


Ultimaker has added PETG filament to its material portfolio, unlocking exciting new manufacturing possibilities for designers.

PETG is one of the most versatile plastics in the world. It is most commonly used to manufacture food and drink containers. It is a copolymer, combining the properties of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) with glycol.

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

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

Reasons to choose Ultimaker PETG

Ultimaker PETG has the same reliable printability as PLA, but with enhanced toughness, chemical resistance, wear resistance, and temperature resistance (up to 75°C).

It is well-suited to industrial applications, such as production tools. It can handle functional applications and is suitable for rapid prototyping and end-use parts.


Ultimaker’s interpretation of PETG is optimised for 3D printing, producing best-in-class results. It joins Ultimaker’s enormous material ecosystem and fills a gap for tough, durable parts that need to be chemical and temperature resistant.

Ultimaker PETG is officially supported by the Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3, and Ultimaker 2+ Connect series of 3D printers.

It has NFC recognition, so Ultimaker 3D printers with NFC will automatically recognise the filament and pick the correct settings.

Ultimaker PETG is tougher than Ultimaker PLA, Tough PLA and ABS. It is available in 14 colours including transparent and fluorescent varieties. It can be used with Ultimaker PVA and Ultimaker Breakaway, increasing its usefulness.

Here are 5 reasons to choose Ultimaker PETG:

  • It is tougher than Ultimaker Tough PLA with the same printability as regular PLA, making it ideal for making tough parts quickly
  • It is available in 15 colours, including translucent and fluorescent, making it suitable for a wide range of parts and products
  • It is extremely durable with greater abrasion resistance and impact resistance than ABS. It is also less rigid and less brittle
  • It is rated to withstand temperatures up to 75°C without any deformation. It is also formulated to withstand high humidity
  • It is 100% recyclable making it an eco-friendly choice for mass prototyping and production. It is also infinitely recyclable

Easy to use and versatile, Ultimaker PETG is the best PETG on the market for Ultimaker 3D printers. It prints beautifully with consistent results.

Find out more

If you have any questions about Ultimaker PETG or other materials in the Ultimaker ecosystem, call us on 01765 694 007 or send us an email at sales@additive-x.com for professional advice.