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.
PC has superior mechanical properties to ABS and a number of other thermoplastics. TriMech PC 3D printed parts are strong ideal for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and production parts.
PC (Polycarbonate) Material Profile
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FDM Materials Profile
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Take a closer look at some of Stratasys’ most popular and versatile FDM materials along with six useful applications.
The materials covered in this video span from standard plastics (ABS-M30 and ASA) to engineering (Nylon 12) and high performance plastics (ULTEM 9085 and ULTEM 1010).
Production-grade thermoplastic offering accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing.
PC (Polycarbonate) Material Applications
PC (Polycarbonate) Material Specification
Properties and testing results for the 3D printing material
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|ZX Axis||XZ Axis||ZX Axis||XZ Axis|
|Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||5,800 psi||4,300 psi||40 MPa||30 MPa|
|Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||8,300 psi||6,100 psi||57 MPa||42 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||282,000 psi||284,000 psi||1,944 MPa||1,958 MPa|
|Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||4.8%||2.5%||4.8%||2.5%|
|Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||2.2%||2%||2.2%||2%|
|Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||13,000 psi||9,900 psi||89 MPa||68 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||291,000 psi||261,000 psi||2,006 MPa||1,800 MPa|
|Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||No break||4%||No break||4%|
|IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23 °C)||ASTM D256||1.4 ft-lb/in||0.5 ft-lb/in||73 J/m||28 J/m|
|IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23 °C)||ASTM D256||16.4 ft-lb/in||3.5 ft-lb/in||877 J/m||187 J/m|
|Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D695||10,000 psi||9,200 psi||69 MPa||64 MPa|
|Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D695||28,000 psi||9,400 psi||193 MPa||65 MPa|
|Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D695||1,100,000 psi||227,000 psi||7,564 MPa||1,565 MPa|
|THERMAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi||ASTM D648||280 °F||138 °C|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi||ASTM D648||261 °F||127 °C|
|Vicat Softening||ASTM D1525||282 °F||139 °C|
|Glass Transition (Tg)||DMA (SSYS)||322 °F||161 °C|
|Melting Point||———||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||VALUE RANGE|
|Volume Resistivity||ASTM D257||6.0×10 – 2.0×10 ohm-cm|
|Dielectric Constant||ASTM D150-98||2.8 – 3.0|
|Dissipation Factor||ASTM D150-98||.0005 – .0006|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149-09, Method A||80 – 360 V/mil|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D792||1.2|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion||ASTM E831||3.8×10 in/in/°F|
|Rockwell Hardness||ASTM D785||R115|
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Service
Advantages of parts built with a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer
Tough long-lasting parts
FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology.
FDM parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.
Meet production demands
Our FDM production machines are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce.
With the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, we can provide longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing service providers.
Gain new possibilities
TriMech's FDM 3D printing service will help to streamline your business processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way.
Industries we work with are able to cut lead times and costs, we help clients to deliver better products and get to market faster.