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    Polycarbonate filament is extremely strong, durable and impact resistant. 

    Polycarbonate filament (PC) is extremely strong, durable and impact resistant. Today it´s one of the most common thermoplastics in the manufacture of electronics, appliance housings, CDs, toys, etc. One of the biggest barriers PC to the moment when introduced into FDM 3D printing was its high melting point. However with this Polycarbonate filament you can print at a temperature of between 250 and 285ºC that make it accessible for a variety of FDM 3D printers.

    PC is a very rigid and resistant thermoplastic with high impact resistance, good fire resistance, which greatly supports contact with oils, greases and solvents with low deformation and withstands temperatures of about 100 °C without deformation. It also presents a good transparency, it is considered a good electrical insulator and holds up well be exposed to weathering and sunlight.

    Elongation at break (%) 6
    Tensile strength (MPa) 66
    Tensile modulus (MPa) 2400
    Softening temperature (ºC) 145
    Electric insulator Electricity insulator
    UV resistance UV resistance
    Moisture resistance Moisture resistance
    Chemical resistance Chemical resistance
    Hide color variations (Hide color variations)

    In too humid environments PC filament may absorb moisture and present problems when printing. These problems can lead to poor quality prints. Therefore it is advisable that the PC filament remains in an airtight bag with a silica bag while it is printing is not possible to avoid contact with moisture.

    Optimal print temperature is between 250C and 285C. PC filament has an upper warping effect with respect to the ABS. You need to print it with a bed temperature of 110-130 ºC. It is imperative that you use BuildTak, Kapton Tape or 3DLac so the pieces do not tend to detach from the base. As for the interior temperature which is printed it is recommended to be controlled and there are no drafts.

    General information
    Manufacturer Orbitech (Germany)
    Material PC (Polycarbonate)
    Format Pack of 50g
    Spool of 750g
    Density 1.20 g/cm3
    Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
    Diameter tolerance ±0,05 mm
    Filament length ±259 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.75Kg) 
    ±98 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.75Kg) 
    Color Natural
    RAL/Pantone -
    Print settings
    Printing temperature 250-285ºC
    Print bed temperature 100-110ºC
    Chamber temperature Not necessary
    Cooling fan Not recommended
    Mechanical properties
    Izod impact strength -
    Charpy impact strength -
    Elongation at break 6%
    Tensile strength 66 MPa
    Tensile Modulus 2400 MPa
    Flexural strength -
    Flexural modulus -
    Surface hardness -
    Thermal properties
    Softening temperature (ISO 306) 145 ºC
    Melting temperature -
    Specific properties
    Transparency  Clear
    Additional Information
    HS Code 3916.9
    Diameter coil (outer) 200 mm
    Diameter coil (inner hole) 53 mm
    Coil Width 54 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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