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Material

Polycarbonate (PC)

Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) - Polycarbonate (PC)

Description

Polycarbonate (PC) is a highly versatile thermoplastic material widely used in various 3D printing applications. This is primarily due to its exceptional strength, excellent impact resistance, and ability to withstand high temperatures. Its sturdiness, durability, and resilience characterize the end product, making it an ideal choice for parts exposed to high-stress situations or wear and tear. Polycarbonate filament is available in various colors, including clear, black, and white. It is frequently employed in the aerospace, automotive, and electronics industries to produce protective covers, medical equipment, and components for various machinery.

Polycarbonate (PC) Applications

  • Medical
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Functional Testing
  • Concept Model
  • Manufacturing Tools
  • Functional Prototypes

Resources

Material Manufacturer: Stratasys

Polycarbonate (PC) Characteristics

White

  • High Strength
  • Impact Resistant 
  • Temperature Resistant

*Special processing may be required. Please notify us of any biocompatibility needs.

Polycarbonate (PC) Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties XY
Tensile Strength
58300 psi
Tensile Modulus
282000 psi
Tensile Elongation at Break
4.8%
Flexural Strength
1300 psi
Flexural Modulus
290000 psi
Heat Deflection at 264 psi
261° F
Mechanical Properties XY
Tensile Strength
57 MPa
Tensile Modulus
1944 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break
4.8%
Flexural Strength
89 MPa
Flexural Modulus
2006 MPa
Heat Deflection at 1.82 MPa
127° C
Technology

Fused Filament Fabrication

Max Build Area

29 x 20 x 25.5 in

Lead Time

1 – 5 Days

Tolerances

First inch ± 0.005 in

Additional inches ± 0.002 in

Layer Thickness

Standard 0.010 in

Additional Inches 0.005, 0.007, & 0.013 in

Fused Filament Fabrication Design Recommendations

Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

0.008 in

Escape Holes

0.04 in

Embossing & Engraving

Width: 0.024 in
Height/Depth: 0.08 in

Holes & Openings

0.04 in

Horizontal Spans

0.4 in

Minimum Features

0.08 in

Pin Diameter

0.04 in

Supports & Overhangs

45°

Walls (Supported)

0.03 in

Walls (Unsupported)

0.03 in
Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

0.2 mm

Escape Holes

1 mm

Embossing & Engraving

Width: 0.6 mm
Height/Depth: 2 mm

Holes & Openings

1 mm

Horizontal Spans

10 mm

Minimum Features

2 mm

Pin Diameter

1 mm

Supports & Overhangs

45°

Walls (Supported)

0.8 mm

Walls (Unsupported)

0.8 mm