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Flame retardant PC-ABS blend with self-extinguishing properties and great chemical resistance.

In certain advanced applications excellent mechanical properties of a plastic are not enough and the demanding environment requires a polymer with specialistic properties such as flame retardance, a property very desired in many industries, especially in aerospace. The best way to obtain such a mix of properties is by blending different polymers. The 3DXTech Firewire flame retardant self extinguishing PC-ABS filament is an example of such blend.

The Firewire PC-ABS filament is made of PC (polycarbonate) and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) alloy with UL94 V-0 ratings. Its composition is 60 % PC, 20 % ABS and 20 % BPADP, a flame retardant additive. This blend is superior to PC or ABS alone, as it combines the high heat resistance and toughness of PC with the ductility and printability of ABS, and gives the Firewire PC-ABS excellent strength and thermal resistance (functional up to 110°C), improved durability, and sturdiness. The Firewire PC-ABS by 3DXTech is easier to print than most industrial-grade materials as its shrinkage is almost imperceptible thanks to its amorphous structure. The use of a heated chamber with this filament will ensure no warping occurs and layer adhesion is optimal. Furthermore, the 3DXTech Firewire PC-ABS filament can be post processed for aesthetic applicationsPC-ABS can be chromed (and painted), which will give it a surface finish similar to chromed metal.

A PC-ABS blend, apart from combining the best of the properties of PC and ABS, is often a more cost-effective alternative to PC alone. That together with the excellent thermomechanical properties, makes the PC-ABS one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics. The strength, stiffness, heat resistance, impact resistance (even at low temperatures), and dimensional stability make PC-ABS ideal for 3D printing of functional prototypes and production parts such as electrical housings, connectors, or any part that has to operate in temperatures of up to 110 ºC.

Elongation at break (%) 10
Tensile strength (MPa) 60
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2250
Flexural strength (MPa) 85
Flexural modulus (MPa) 2300
Machinable Machinable
Fireproof Fireproof
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance

Exposure to humidity resulting from improper storage damages filaments and leads to failed prints. The 3DXStat Flex TPU filament should therefore be stored properly, preferably in a vacuum sealed bag with a desiccant, such as the Slice Engineering filament drying capsule, in an Smart Vacuum container or in the Fiber Three drying case. In case the filament absorbs excess moisture, it should be dried for 6 hours at 80 ºC. Furthermore, dust accumulation on the surface of the filament should be avoided as it is a potential electrostatic discharge risk.

This material exhibits very low signs of shrinking or warping thanks to its amorphous structure. Should there, however, occur adhesion problems, the Magigoo adhesive can be applied to the printing bed. It is also recommended to print this materials in a 3D printed with a heated chamber as it helps reduce warping and improves layer adhesion.

Achieving complex geometries in FDM 3D printing is possible with support materials. The recommended support material for the Firewire PC-ABS filament is the water soluble Aquatek X1 USM support filament.

In order to ensure user safety, protection measures should be applied in the 3D printing and post processing of the Firewire PC-ABS filament. Protective gloves, safety goggles, respiratory equipment/mask, and ventilation are highly recommended. If the user has a 3D printer that is not equipped with a HEPA filter, a standalone air purifier can be used, such as the Zimpure 2 air purifier.

More information on the Firewire PC-ABS filament can be found in the technical and safety data sheets in the Downloads section.

General information
Manufacturer 3DXTech
Material PC-ABS FR
Format Pack of 50 g
Spool of 750 g
Density (ISO 1183) 1.24 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0.05 mm
Filament length ±16.8 m (Ø 1.75 mm - 50 g)
±6.3 m (Ø 2.85 mm - 50 g)
±251.5 m (Ø 1.75 mm - 750 g)
±94.8 m (Ø 2.85 mm - 750 g)
Color Black
RAL/Pantone  -
Print settings
Printing temperature 265-285 ºC
Print bed temperature 110-120 ºC
Chamber temperature
Cooling fan -
Printing speed -
Recommended support material AquaTek X1 UMS
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break (ISO 527) 10 %
Tensile strength (ISO 527) 60 MPa
Tensile Modulus (ISO 527) 2250 MPa
Flexural strength (ISO 178) 85 MPa
Flexural modulus (ISO 178) 2300 MPa
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature -
Melting temperature -
Inflammability (UL 94) HB
Specific properties
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Spool diameter (outer) 200 mm
Spool diameter (inner) 53 mm
Spool Width 50 mm

* The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.


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