Distinguish PLA from PETG filaments?

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CarstenWartmann
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Distinguish PLA from PETG filaments?

Post by CarstenWartmann » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi,

I am a bit sloppy so in my filament box there are many filament samples without proper labels... So what is the best/easiest way to distinguish PLA from PETG?

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Carsten

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Re: Distinguish PLA from PETG filaments?

Post by slippyr4 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:13 pm

I’d say try and print with it. If it’s printable about 180/190 it’s PLA, if not it’s probably PET

If it’s translucent it’s probably PET. If it’s brittle it’s probably PLA.
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