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PC (Polycarbonate)

Production-grade Thermoplastic

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.

3D printed blow mold PC material

PC (Polycarbonate) Material Profile

Learn more about the benefits of Fused Deposition Modeling printed parts

FDM Materials Profile

Learn more about the benefits of 3D printed FDM parts

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).

PC thermoforming mold

Main Uses

Production-grade thermoplastic offering accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing.

PC (Polycarbonate) Material Applications

Functional testing

Manufacturing tooling

Production parts

Mold production

PC (Polycarbonate) Material Specification

Properties and testing results for the 3D printing material

MECHANICAL PROPERTIESTEST METHODENGLISHMETRIC
ZX AxisXZ AxisZX AxisXZ Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6385,800 psi4,300 psi40 MPa30 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6388,300 psi6,100 psi57 MPa42 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D638282,000 psi284,000 psi1,944 MPa1,958 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6384.8%2.5%4.8%2.5%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6382.2%2%2.2%2%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D79013,000 psi9,900 psi89 MPa68 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790291,000 psi261,000 psi2,006 MPa1,800 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790No break4%No break4%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D2561.4 ft-lb/in0.5 ft-lb/in73 J/m28 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D25616.4 ft-lb/in3.5 ft-lb/in877 J/m187 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D69510,000 psi9,200 psi69 MPa64 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D69528,000 psi9,400 psi193 MPa65 MPa
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D6951,100,000 psi227,000 psi7,564 MPa1,565 MPa
THERMAL PROPERTIESTEST METHODENGLISHMETRIC
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psiASTM D648280 °F138 °C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psiASTM D648261 °F127 °C
Vicat SofteningASTM D1525282 °F139 °C
Glass Transition (Tg)DMA (SSYS)322 °F161 °C
Melting Point———Not ApplicableNot Applicable
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIESTEST METHODVALUE RANGE
Volume ResistivityASTM D2576.0×10 – 2.0×10 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-982.8 – 3.0
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-98.0005 – .0006
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method A80 – 360 V/mil
OTHERTEST METHODVALUE
Specific GravityASTM D7921.2
Coefficient of Thermal ExpansionASTM E8313.8×10 in/in/°F
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785R115

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.

Industries we work with

TriMech services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture 3D Printing

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
Consumer Product 3D printing

High Tech & Consumer Products

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
Industrial design 3D printing

Industrial Design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
Medical 3D printing

Dental, Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
Mold tool die 3D printing

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

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