t-glase is a high quality Polyethylene terephthalate polymer. It is modified to provide a 5% higher amount of reflectivity making it more equivalent to a glass polymer. t-glase is also processed using the same techniques taulman3D developed for nylon. Full processing allows for a polymer that easily prints at 212C, a temperature easily obtained by all FFM 3D Printers.
t-glase is also a high strength polymer meant for industrial applications. The major advantage of t-glase to all other polymers is layer to layer bonding. Because the polymer bonds so well, there is no need to smash a large number of thin layers together to accommodate a good bond. Industry uses layer settings that are 70% to 100% of the nozzle diameter with excellent results.
t-glase has a very low shrinkage factor and is best printed on acrylic or glass print beds heated from 50C to 80C depending on part size. As with nylon 645, 680 and 910, the clarity of t-glase supports industrial non-destructive evaluations. In addition, t-glase is a directly printable polymer for glass clear jewelry.
Users should watch the blogs for new 3D Printing jewelry designers to start advertising. And due to the additional reflectivity, t-glase is considered the only high transmission light-pipe polymer. Due to it's chemical make-up, light transitions easily along the path of a printed thread. This allows the designer to draw and print a light-pipe with any path required. t-glase can not be colored with standard dyes. Instead, special dyes are injected at the output master die during manufacturing.
- MADE IN USA. The Taulman 3D t-glase Polyester Resin Filament is a high strength, high durability, strongest of the PETT polymer combinations.
- Strength - First, as it's a taulman3D industrial line, it has to be strong and we, along with our local testers and some selected industrial testers, are very pleased with the strength of t-glase. Especially with the larger nozzles used on industrial units.
- Temperature - Optimum temperature is about 212c to 224C, but will print down to 207C and up to about 235C
- FDA approved - t-glase is specifically made of FDA approved polymers for direct food contact/containers. This includes cups and other liquid storage parts as well as utensils.
- Environmental - While t-glase is not biodegradable like PLA, it is a material that's considered 100% reclaimable. Thus the new "struders" that convert failed prints back to usable line work perfectly with t-glase. If you have a "struder", you can actually mix in 12% of the total weight in discarded clear water bottles.