PolyMax Tough PC


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Black polycarbonate with a temperature of printing for all types of 3D printers (250-270ºC). 

Polycarbonate (PC) is a widely used material in a multitude of sectors such as automotive, aviation, electronics, construction and many more. The PC has characteristics, mechanical resistance and even surface finish, superior to the materials commonly used in the field of 3D printing (ABS o PLAbut with a drawback, its printing temperature is usually 300-320°C, which limits its use only to  industrial 3D printers, which are able to get those temperatures in the HotEnd, but at the same time these are inaccessible for the price for many typical users such as designers, architects and amateurs.

This problem is totally solved thanks to Polymaker, who has developed a high-quality PC, called Polymaker PolyMax Tough PC, that can be used by most desktop 3D printers (The required extrusion temperature is 250-270°C) . This has been made possible by the fact that Covestro (the new name of well-known manufacturer Bayer, creator of polycarbonate) has collaborated with PolyMaker, transmitting its knowledge as well as polycarbonate in primary form, from which the Polymaker filament brand has improved the formula for adjust it to the requirements of 3D printing.

Excellent mechanical resistance

The PC has been used as the reference plastic in engineering for 60 years being a light and yet resistant material. The PolyMax Tough PC, has a Young Module of 2000MPa. It is one of the leading plastic materials currently in the industry to make 3D (FDM/FFF) parts that need to withstand great efforts while maintaining low weight and cost.

Video 1: PolyMax Tough PC vs 1000kg. Source: Polymaker

 Resistance to heat

The majority of materials used for 3D printing soften at relatively low temperatures (PLA≈65ºC), while the PolyMax Tough PC supports more than 110ºC without problems, being ideal for parts that are located near heat sources such as motors combustion or the like.

Image 1: Heat Resistance. Source: Polymaker

Great hardness

This filament stands out for its high hardness, with values unmatched by almost no existing material for 3D printing. This high rigidity makes the PolyMax Tough PC the most suitable choice for industrial applications, being competitive when making parts compared to any other manufacturing method.

Car Jack PC-Max

Image 2: Car Jack. Source: Polymaker

 Easy Post-Processing

The PolyMax Tough PC filament is easily treated after printing for a fantastic finish. To obtain a completely smooth and uniform finish with a smooth sanding or with the application of the XTC-3D epoxy resin, a brilliant finish, very similar to glass is achieved.

PC-Max Figures

Image 3: Smooth and uniform. Source: Polymaker

Easy printing

The PC used to be used only by industrial 3D FDM / FFF printers because of the high printing demands it requested, especially due to the high printing temperature (300-320 ° C). Thanks to PolyMaker all these problems are a thing of the past,  PolyMax Tough PC is valid for use by most desktop 3D printers FDM/FFF (250-270ºC) and with ease of printing.


PolyMax Tough PC coils have calibrated marks that indicate the approximate amount of filaments remaining, which helps to know if the amount of material available is sufficient for the next 3D impression.


Image 5: Packaging. Source: Polymaker
Impact strength (KJ/m2) 21.1
Elongation at break (%) 12.2
Tensile strength (MPa) 59.7
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2048
Flexural strength (MPa) 94.1
Flexural modulus (MPa) 2044
Softening temperature (ºC) 113
Machinable Machinable
Fatigue resistance Fatigue resistance
Electric insulator Electricity insulator
UV resistance UV resistance
Moisture resistance Moisture resistance
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance

Magigoo PC is required for use of the PC-Max. If the 3D printer has a layer fan, it must be turned off for good adhesion between layers. If the 3D printer has a layer fan, it must be turned off for good adhesion between layers. For good adhesion to the base and avoiding warping it is obligatory to always use raft, with a distance adjustment between it and the piece of ≈ 0.3mm for its easy detachment after printing. It is recommended that the 3D printers used with the PC-Max be closed to avoid air currents fluctuating by the piece and thus achieve the expected results without incidents of warping and cracking.

General information
Manufacturer Polymaker (Europe)
Material PC (Polycarbonate)
Format Pack of 50g
Spool of 750g
Spool of 3 kg
Density 1.19 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0,05 mm
Filament length ±17.5 m (Ø 1.75 mm - 0.05 kg)
±6.6 m (Ø 2.85 mm - 0.05 kg)
±262 m (Ø 1.75 mm - 0.75 kg)
±99 m (Ø 2.85 mm - 0.75 kg)
±1048.1 m (Ø 1.75 mm - 3 kg)
±395.2 m (Ø 2.85 mm - 3 kg)
Color "True Black"
"True White"
RAL/Pantone  -
Print settings
Printing temperature 250 - 270 ºC
Print bed temperature 90 - 105 ºC
Chamber temperature Not necessary (80 ºC ideal)
Cooling fan Not recommended
Recommended printing speed 30 - 50 mm/s
Raft separation 0.2 mm
Retraction 1 mm
Retraction speed 20 mm/s
Maximum cantilever manufacturing angle 50º
Recommended support material PolySupport
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength (ASTM D256) 25.1 kJ/m2
Elongation at break (ASTM D638) 12.2 %
Tensile strength (ASTM D638) 59.7 MPa
Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638) 2048 MPa
Flexural strength (ASTM D790) 94.1 MPa
Flexural modulus (ASTM D790) 2044 MPa
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ASTM D1525) 113 ºC
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Transparency  Opaque
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outer) 200 mm
Diameter coil (inner hole) 55 mm
Coil Width 45 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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