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Polycarbonate is known to be a highly temperature resistant 3D printing filament and is the strongest one known. It can be bent and shaped while cold, and it would not break or deform. It does not crack or shatter like Acrylic or Plexiglass. It is able to withstand temperatures over 100C. For this reason, it becomes an ideal choice for projects that require engineering or lighting.
The natural color option of Polycarbonate has the extremely high optical clarity to visible light. You can sand it or coat it with lacquer spray for transparency.
It has a greater mechanical strength as compared to most 3D filaments including PLA and ABS.
It is a great option if you are looking for consistent quality and well-bonded printing results. It is recommended to use PC filaments in fully enclosed printers to avoid warping.
Polycarbonate filaments tend to absorb moisture so they should be kept dry.
- Consumer and durable goods
- Small appliances
- Ease of processing
- Excellent clarity
- Excellent hydrolytic stability
- Fast drying times
- Good chemical resistance
- Good heat resistance
- Outstanding impact resistance
- Quick cycle times
|Propertya||Testb Method||Typical Value, Unitsc|
|Specific Gravity||D 792||1.17|
|Mold Shrinkage||D 955||0.005-0.007 mm/mm (0.005-0.007 in./in.)|
|Tensile Stress @ Yield||D 638||44 MPa (6400 psi)|
|Tensile Stress @ Break||D 638||53 MPa (7700 psi)|
|Elongation @ Yield||D 638||7%|
|Elongation @ Break||D 638||140%|
|Tensile Modulus||D 638||1585 MPa (2.28 x 105 psi )|
|Flexural Modulus||D 790||1585 MPa (2.28 x 105 psi )|
|Flexural Yield Strength||D 790||66 MPa (9600 psi)|
|Rockwell Hardness, R Scale||D 785||115|
|Izod Impact Strength, Notched @ 23°C (73°F)||D 256||650 J/m (12.2 ft·lbf/in.)|
|Impact Strength, Unnotched @ 23°C (73°F)||D 4812||NB|
|Mechanical Properties (ISO Method)|
|Tensile Strength @ Yield||ISO 527||45 MPa|
|Tensile Stress @ Break||ISO 527||49 MPa|
|Elongation @ Yield||ISO 527||7%|
|Elongation @ Break||ISO 527||130%|
|Tensile Modulus||ISO 527||1624 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus||ISO 178||1531 MPa|
|Izod Impact Strength, Notched
@ 0.455 MPa (66 psi)
@ 1.82 MPa (264 psi)
|Total Transmittance||D 1003||92%|
|Typical Processing Conditions|
|Drying Temperature||88°C (190°F)|
|Drying Time||4-6 hrs|
|Processing Melt Temperature||260-282°C (500-540°F)|
|Mold Temperature||38-66°C (100-150°F)|