Edge vs. High Performance PLA, vs. PetG

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  1. Steven

    Steven Well-Known Member

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  2. NinjaLars

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    Only way to know is to test them both!
     
  3. Steven

    Steven Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered some PETG and High Perfomance PLA from Makergeeks.com
    good stuff. very good prices. they also have a sale on now...
    15% off with the code FIREWORKS
    Add my name to the notes to tell them you saw it here!

    $31.58 for HI temp PLA. (1kg)
    $36.63 for a two pack grab bag. (2kg)
    $20.86 for Chrystal series PETG (1kg)
    (all after discount coupon and ALL with free shipping).
     
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    R Design Well-Known Member

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    A shootout! ;-)
     
  5. NinjaLars

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    The only downside with their filament is that the Shipping and taxes will make it extremely expensive for us living in Europe.
    Otherwise I'd push the order button as hard as I could!
     
  6. gearmesh

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    I ordered some Raptor Series PLA.as well. Can't wait to try it out and see if it prints as easy as PLA but properties more like PETG.
     
  7. Steven

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    I received a bunch of my recent filament orders... about 10 rolls of various color and types.
    PETG, ABS, HiPerfPLA (raptor series... 6000 tensil strength).

    The PETG prints like PLA, smells like PLA (Maple syrup).
     
  8. GBR1

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    Q. I am going to order some of the raptor PLA. There are two different versions, other than one is dishwasher safe anyone know what properties are different. The specs on the web site look the same so it seems strange there are two versions for the same price (all be it discounted price).

    I am after the strongest version with the highest glass temp (HDT)...

    Any thoughts?
     
  9. mike01hu

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    I suspect the HT PLA needs to be tempered after printing by baking in an oven. whilst this my be OK for decorative models, some engineering models may change dimensionally or warp.
     
  10. gearmesh

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    I just printed with Edge for the first time yesterday. I first ran a temp test where I printed a tower at various degrees: 205 to 225. I have to say I did not notice any difference between the two ends of the temperature spectrum. Pretty sure I did it right but I am new to Simplify3D and still trying to figure it out. It is a powerful program but I find gotchas everywhere (it is not super intuitive). But that is great that the print looks good throughout the entire temperature range.

    I then printed my first part. Simplify said it would take about 2.6 hours but it took almost six hours. Not sure how that is off but when I printed the same part in PLA it was 2.5 hours. I don't know if the Edge profile or if I made a change to cause the difference,

    The part came out beautiful. I did have one edge lift off the bed slightly but in my case I did not care. Both the test and the real parts come out with spider web type strings. So fine that they are easily just wiped off, no file is needed. I have never seen strings so thin.

    Overall I am very happy with Edge compared to PETG, my previous favorite filament. I will put the EDGE to the test in the next couple of days where I have more challenging prints. I will post photos then.
     

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  11. Steven

    Steven Well-Known Member

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    I really like the Raptor Series PLA from Makergeeks. 6000psi tensil strength indeed!
    For US buyers, free shipping and they have another huge sale going on.
     
  12. gearmesh

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    I am still struggling to find the best temp, speed etc to print other than regular PLA.
    So far I like "Raptor PLA (240 degree)" over EDGE and PetG filament as I have less stringy issues.
    Worth mentioning, EDGE has a much better black color, Raptor is greyish. I am still in testing phase.
     
  13. GBR1

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    How does the raptor stuff feel for strength/stiffness? Looks like some interesting properties, I order some but they can't ship to the UK yet apparently!?
     
  14. gearmesh

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    I found the Raptor and the EDGE are almost the same. They are both a little more flexible than PLA. Less brittle and very strong.
     
  15. Steven

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    They do offer a "black as night" color.
     
  16. JonGillam

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    I've had really good luck with Raptor, it's the first filament I set up on my dual. Here's some simple blocks for work that I printed just last night.
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