PC-ISO

Conceptual modelling, functional prototyping, and end-use parts.

PC-ISO (polycarbonate-ISO), an industrial thermoplastic, which in its raw state, is biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI)* and can be gamma or EtO sterilized. PC-ISO is commonly used in food and drug packaging and medical device manufacturing because of the material’s strength and medical compatibility.

PC-ISO is a strong, heat-resistant engineering plastic commonly used in food and drug packaging and medical device manufacturing. It is biocompatible, gamma and EtO sterilisable and complies with ISO 10993 and USP Class VI. This engineering thermoplastic works with breakaway support material.

PC-ISO Materials

PC-ISO Mechanical Properties

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES1TEST METHODENGLISHMETRIC
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6388,300 psi57 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D638289,800 psi2,000 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6384%4%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D79013,100 psi90 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D790310,400 psi2,100 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2561.6 ft-lb/in86 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2561 ft-lb/in53 J/m

PC-ISO Thermal Properties

THERMAL PROPERTIES2TEST METHODENGLISHMETRIC
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psiASTM D648271°F133°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psiASTM D648260°F127°C
Glass Transition (Tg)DMA (SSYS)322°F161°C
Vicat SofteningISO 306282°F139°C
Melt Point---------------Not Applicable3Not Applicable3

PC-ISO Electrical Properties

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES4TEST METHODVALUE RANGE
Volume ResistivityASTM D2571.5x10e14 - 8.0x10e13 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-983.0 - 2.8
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-98.0009 - .0005
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method A370 - 70 V/mil

PC-ISO Other

OTHER2TEST METHODVALUE
Specific GravityASTM D7921.2
Flame ClassificationUL 94HB
SYSTEM AVAILABILITYLAYER THICKNESS CAPABILITYSUPPORT STRUCTUREAVAILABLE COLORS
Fortus 400mc, Fortus 900mc0.013 inch (0.330 mm), 0.010 inch (0.254 mm), 0.007 inch (0.178 mm)BASSWhite, Translucent Natural
*It is the responsibility of the finished device manufacturer to determine the suitability of all the component parts and materials used in their finished products.
1. Build orientation is on side long edge.
2. Literature value unless otherwise noted.
3. Due to amorphous nature, material does not display a melting point.
4. All Electrical Property values were generated from the average of test plaques built with default part density (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.

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