Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate (PC) is an industrial thermoplastic that is widely used in automotive, aerospace, and medical, among other applications. It can create parts that can withstand functional testing because of its accuracy, durability, and stability.
Polycarbonate
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Minimum lead time

Medium

Price range

100 - 300μm

Layer Height

0.8mm

Wall Thickness

Tolerances

±0.5% with a lower limit of ±0.5 (±0.020″)

Max. part size

50 x 50 x 50

Pros

Polycarbonate is highly durable and moderately flexible. Not only that it is impact and shatter resistant but it is also heat resistant up to 135 °C compared to PLA that can be deformed at only 60 °C. Also, it is transparent and ellectrically non-conductive.

Cons

Since Polycarbonate has high heat resistance, it requires higher temperatures to be extruded prorperly. It also absorbs moisture, and may also shrink and warp over time.

Applications of FDM

Polycarbonate 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.

Did you know?

When polycarbonate was invented by the aerospace indsutry, its orginal purpose was to be used for astronaut visors.

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