Strong Engineering Thermoplastic

A true industrial thermoplastic, PC (polycarbonate) is widely used in automotive, aerospace, medical and many other applications. PC offers accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing.

A PC part is 5-60 percent stronger than a part made on previous FDM systems. It also has superior mechanical properties to ABS and a number of other thermoplastics.

Material Benefits

Material Benefits

  • Biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI ) material.
  • Ideal for demanding prototyping needs, tooling and fixtures, and patterns for metal bending and composite work.
  • Sterilizable using gamma radiation or ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization methods.
  • Best fit for applications requiring higher strength and sterilization.
  • Breakaway or soluble support materials are available for PC.

Material Properties

Material Benefits

  • Full name: polycarbonate
  • Colourswhite
  • Layer Thickness: 0.013 inch (0.330 mm), 0.010 inch (0.254 mm), and 0.007 inch (0.178 mm)
  • Support Structure: BASS, Soluble
  • Tensile Strength: 9,800 psi (68 MPa)
  • Tensile Elongation: 6.0%
  • Flexural Stress: 15,100 psi (104 MPa)
  • IZOD Impact, notched: 1.0 ft-lb/in (53 J/m)
  • Heat Deflection: 280°F (138°C)

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