Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate (PC) is transparent, and therefore can be dyed. It is a thermoplastic that is tough, and has good machinability and great impact resistance.
Minimum Lead Time
10days
Price Range
Layer Height
Irrelevantμm
Wall Thickness
0.75mm

When to use Polycarbonate?

Applications
PC has excellent resistance to strength and high temperature. It can be used in applications like connectors, power distribution (covers and housings), and battery boxes once it undergo CNC machining.
Pros of Polycarbonate
Polycarbonate is transparent and has high resistance. It is often used in eyewear because it has a natural UV filter and is lighter than glass.
Cons of Polycarbonate
Despite PC's high impact resistance, it is not safe from scratches. Thus, eyeglasses lenses made from PC still needs to be coated with scratch-resistant layer to avoid scratches on its surfaces.

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Polycarbonate's Properties
ProcessesCNC machining
Polycarbonate's MaterialsPolycarbonate
Max. Part Size200 x 80 x 100
Tolerances±0.125 (±0.005″)
Layer HeightIrrelevant μm
Wall Thickness0.75 mm
Minimum Lead Time10 days
Fun Fact
Our CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs at home were all produced using polycarbonate. PC undergoes injection molding in order to produce these products. It is also typically used in advertisement materials such as signs, displays, and poster protection.