PC

High tensile and flexural strength make it ideal for demanding prototyping needs, tools and fixtures.

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PC

Built to endure, PC (polycarbonate) is a thermoplastic offering accuracy, durability and stability, producing strong and heat-resistant parts that can withstand functional testing. A true industrial thermoplastic, PC is widely used in automotive, aerospace, medical and many other applications.

The high tensile and flexural strength of PC makes it ideal for demanding prototyping needs, tooling and fixtures. It allows low-Volume manufacturing and customisation, and testing provides more confidence.

A PC part manufactured on a Fortus 3D Production System is five to 60 per cent stronger than a part made on previous FDM systems. 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. PC runs the Xtend 500 Fortus Plus option, which enables more than 400 hours of unattended build time.

BEHAVIOUR AND USE

  • IZOD IMPACT, NOTCHED

    73 J/m XZ axis 28 J/m ZX axis

  • HDT @ 66 PSI

    138 °C

  • FLEXURAL STRENGTH

    89 MPa XZ axis 68 MPa ZX axis

  • TENSILE STRENGTH

    40 MPa XZ axis 30 MPa ZX axis

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