PC-ABS

The superior strength and heat resistance of PC and the flexibility of ABS.

PC-ABS (polycarbonate-ABS) is one of the most widely used industrial thermoplastics. PC-ABS blends are commonly used in automotive, electronics and telecommunications applications. Parts are ideal for conceptual modelling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools and end-use-parts.

PC-ABS also exhibits excellent feature definition and surface finish. Engineers and designers use PC-ABS in demanding applications like power-tool prototyping and industrial equipment manufacturing. 3D printing in real engineering thermoplastics results in stronger parts, more confident testing and prototypes that mimic the material properties of the final product. PC-ABS works with soluble support material, meaning support removal is hands-free and complex parts with deep internal cavities take no extra effort.

PC-ABS Materials

PC-ABS Mechanical Properties

MECHANICAL PROPERTIESTEST METHODXZ AXIS (ENG)ZX AXIS (ENG)XZ AXIS (METRICS)ZX AXIS (METRICS)
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D6384,250 psi 4,000 psi 29 MPa28 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D6385,000 psi 4,300 psi 34 MPa30 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638260,000 psi 250,000 psi 1,810 MPa 1,720 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D6385%2%5%2%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D6382%2%2%2%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D7908,500 psi 6,000 psi 59 MPa41 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790250,000 psi 225,000 psi 1,740 MPa 1,550 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D7904%3%4%3%

PC-ABS Mechanical Properties

MECHANICAL PROPERTIESTEST METHODXZ AXIS (ENG)XZ AXIS (METRICS)
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2564 ft-lb/in235 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D25612 ft-lb/in642 J/m

PC-ABS Thermal Properties

THERMAL PROPERTIESTEST METHODENGLISHMETRICS
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psiASTM D648230°F110°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psiASTM D648205°F96°C
Vicat Softening Temperature (Rate B/50)ASTM D1525234°F112°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DMA (SSYS)257°F125°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow)ASTM E8314.10-05 in/in/°F7.38-05 mm/mm/°C
Melting Point- - - - - - - - -Not Applicable2Not Applicable2

PC-ABS Electrical Properties

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES3TEST METHODORIENTATIONVALUE RANGE
Volume ResistivityASTM D257XZ Axis3.7E15 - 1.8E16 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-98XZ Axis2.78 - 2.83
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-98XZ Axis0.0048 - 0.0054
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method AXZ Axis130 V/mil
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09 Method AZX Axis320 V/mil

PC-ABS Other

OTHERTEST METHODVALUE
Specific GravityASTM D7921.1
DensityASTM D7920.0397 lb/in3
Flame ClassificationUL94HB
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785R110
UL File Number- - - - - - - - -E345258
SYSTEM AVAILABILITYLAYER THICKNESS CAPABILITYSUPPORT STRUCTUREAVAILABLE COLORS
Fortus 360mc™, Fortus 400mc™, Fortus 900mc™0.013 inch (0.330 mm), 0.010 inch (0.254 mm), 0.007 inch (0.178 mm), 0.005 inch (0.127 mm)4Soluble SupportsBlack
1. Literature value unless otherwise noted.
2. Due to amorphous nature, material does not display a melting point.
3. All Electrical Property values were generated from the average of test plaques built with default partdensity (solid). Test plaques were 4.0 x 4.0 x 0.1 inches (102 x 102 x 2.5 mm) and were built both in the flat and vertical orientation. The range of values is mostly the result of the difference in properties of test plaques built in the flat vs. vertical orientation.
4. 0.005 inch (0.127 mm) layer thickness not available for Fortus 900mc

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