a global leader in 3D printing, expands its materials offering with
polyethylene terephthalate glycol, better known as PETG. PETG is the
first Specialty Material to be released for the MakerBot METHOD 3D
Printer. METHOD Specialty Materials are designed to provide advanced
material properties for engineers who demand even higher performance.
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PETG Specialty Material for MakerBot METHOD (Photo: Business Wire)
“PETG is the first in a new line of materials for METHOD. Our customers
have been asking for different materials to use for a wide range of
applications that require high strength and durability,” said Nadav
Goshen, CEO, MakerBot. “PETG is one of the most widely used polymers
today. Because of its advanced properties and versatility, we view PETG
as an excellent material to be used on the manufacturing line and for
short-run production runs.”
Engineers and designers use 3D printable parts made of PETG with speed
and agility that can withstand industrial applications, including
functional prototypes, jigs and fixtures, and end-use parts.
This industrial-grade material has a heat deflection temperature of up
to 70°C and strong layer adhesion designed to reduce shrinkage and
warping during printing. PETG is resistant to moisture and many
chemicals, including some alkali and acidic substances. It can be used
with METHOD’s water-soluble PVA for complex parts and effortless support
PETG has greater strength and flexibility qualities than other
materials, such as PLA and ABS, and is odorless when printing. Further,
the material prints with a glossy finish and has a good degree of
METHOD Specialty Materials are intended for users looking for advanced
material properties. They provide basic print performance and can
require additional workflow steps to print successfully. PETG requires
the application of an adhesion stick to the build plate prior to
MakerBot also has a line of Precision Materials that are the primary
materials developed for METHOD and cover the majority of use cases for
prototyping, jigs and fixtures, and end-use parts. These materials have
been extensively tested by MakerBot for the highest reliability and
measurably accurate parts. These materials currently include MakerBot
Tough, MakerBot PLA, and MakerBot PVA.
MakerBot is showcasing PETG at RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit, MI, May
21-23, 2019. Visit MakerBot at Booth 317 in Hall D at Cobo Center.
PETG is now available to purchase and expected to begin to ship to
customers in late June. For more information, visit www.makerbot.com/PETG.
a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is a global leader in the
3D printing industry. The company helps create the innovators of today
and the businesses and learning institutions of the future. Founded in
2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for 3D
printing for reliability, accessibility, precision, and ease-of-use.
Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest install bases
in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing
community in the world.
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The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ and/or
MakerBot’s beliefs regarding the benefits consumers will experience from
the PETG Specialty Material are forward-looking statements reflecting
management’s current expectations and beliefs. These forward-looking
statements are based on current information that is, by its nature,
subject to rapid and even abrupt change. Due to risks and uncertainties
associated with Stratasys’ and MakerBot’s businesses, actual results
could differ materially from those projected or implied by these
forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but
are not limited to: the risk that consumers will not perceive the
benefits of the PETG Specialty Material to be the same as Stratasys and
MakerBot do; and other risk factors set forth under the caption “Risk
Factors” in Stratasys’ most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 7, 2019.
Stratasys (or MakerBot) is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims
any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise,
except as otherwise required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.