PC (polycarbonate)

PC

A true industrial thermoplastic, PC (polycarbonate) is widely used in automotive, aerospace, medical and many other applications.

PC offers accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing. It also has superior mechanical properties to ABS and a number of other thermoplastics. When combined with a Fortus 3D Production System, PC gives you strong parts for conceptual modelling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use parts.

Rapid tooling, built to endure. By building parts in polycarbonate (PC), FDM Technology lets engineers and designers marry the speed and agility of 3D printing with the reliability of the most widely used industrial thermoplastic. With reliable FDM Technology producing strong PC parts in-house, manufacturers in automotive, commercial equipment and other industries gain the agility to seize more opportunities.

PC and FDM Technology produce functional prototypes, tooling and end-use parts in a familiar, durable engineering material. PC’s high tensile and flexural strength make it ideal for demanding prototyping needs, tooling and fixtures, and patterns for metal bending and composite work. Low-volume manufacturing and customization become feasible, and testing provides more confidence.

  • Opaque
  • Heat resistant
  • Strong and durable
  • Dimensionally stable
Tensile strength ASTM D-638 MPa (xy/z)
81/37
69/42
57/42
57
46/38.5
37
34/30
33/30
28
Elongation at break ASTM D-638 % (xy/z)
30/5.4
9/3
7/2
5.8/2.2
5/2
4.4
4.8/2.5
4
3.3/2
Izod Notched Impact ASTM D-256 J/m (xy/z)
235
135/53
128
128
120/48
96.4
86
73/28
64
41/24
HDT ◦C ASTM D-648 @ 0.45MPa
216
153
138
133
110
97
96
98
86

Characteristics

  • Opaque
  • Heat resistant
  • Strong and durable
  • Dimensionally stable

Options

  • Available in White

Advantages

  • Superior mechanical properties
  • Accurate, reliable functional testing
  • Both a hands-free Support material and a break-away Support material

Uses

  • Advanced functional prototypes
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Tooling
  • Strong production parts
  • Patterns for metal bending and composite work

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