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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 Mechanical Properties
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES1||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||8,300 psi||57 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||289,800 psi||2,000 MPa|
|Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||4%||4%|
|Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min)||ASTM D790||13,100 psi||90 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)||ASTM D790||310,400 psi||2,100 MPa|
|IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)||ASTM D256||1.6 ft-lb/in||86 J/m|
|IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C)||ASTM D256||1 ft-lb/in||53 J/m|
PC-ISO Thermal Properties
|THERMAL PROPERTIES2||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi||ASTM D648||271°F||133°C|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi||ASTM D648||260°F||127°C|
|Glass Transition (Tg)||DMA (SSYS)||322°F||161°C|
|Vicat Softening||ISO 306||282°F||139°C|
|Melt Point||---------------||Not Applicable3||Not Applicable3|
PC-ISO Electrical Properties
|ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES4||TEST METHOD||VALUE RANGE|
|Volume Resistivity||ASTM D257||1.5x10e14 - 8.0x10e13 ohm-cm|
|Dielectric Constant||ASTM D150-98||3.0 - 2.8|
|Dissipation Factor||ASTM D150-98||.0009 - .0005|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149-09, Method A||370 - 70 V/mil|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D792||1.2|
|Flame Classification||UL 94||HB|
|SYSTEM AVAILABILITY||LAYER THICKNESS CAPABILITY||SUPPORT STRUCTURE||AVAILABLE COLORS|
|Fortus 400mc, Fortus 900mc||0.013 inch (0.330 mm), 0.010 inch (0.254 mm), 0.007 inch (0.178 mm)||BASS||White, 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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