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PC-ABS FR Ultrafuse

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Certified flame retardant PC-ABS blend for engineering and electrical applications.

The Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR filament is part of the BASF portfolio of engineering materials. Like all Ultrafuse filaments, the PC-ABS FR was manufactured under strict conditions and subjected to meticulous testing to ensure the consistency in diameter, color and properties across batches. Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR is a blend of PC and ABS, two most used thermoplastics for engineering and electrical applications. The Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR is a flame retardant material (halogen free) complying with the following standards:

  • European railway standard for fire safety EN45545-2:2016, R26 (EL 10) for HL1, HL2 and HL3.
  • The UL94 Standard for Safety of Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances ( V-0) - self-extinguishing category.
  • The GWEPT (glow wire on end product) test - no dripping at 750 ºC for 1.5 mm wall thickness, and 960 ºC for 3 mm wall thickness.

Apart from its flame retardant properties, the Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR filament yields parts with an outstanding surface finish and strong layer adhesion. It can also be 3D printed at relatively high speeds (up to 90 mm/s).

An electrical housing 3D printed with the Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR filament

Image 1: An electrical housing 3D printed with the Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR filament. Source: BASF.

The Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR filament combines the best mechanical properties of PC and the benefit of low printing temperatures provided by ABS. PC contributes excellent strength, dimensional stability, stiffness, impact resistance even at low temperatures, as well as good electrical properties and chemical resistance. To that excellent blend of properties, ABS adds excellent impact strength, flexibility, light weight, and great thermal and chemical resistance. As a result of this mix of properties, parts 3D printed with Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR demonstrate outstanding tensile and impact strength, as well as boosted thermal resistance (higher than that of ABS), which helps the Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR filament fulfill the requirements of the UL94 V-0 standard.

The potential applications of the Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR filament are certainly the 3D printing of parts that require high impact, chemical and thermal resistance, as well as flame retardancy properties. These applications can include housings for Raspberry Pi, sockets and plugs, housings for handheld devices or power tools, as well as automotive components.

Impact strength (KJ/m2) 16.8
Elongation at break (%) 10.7
Tensile strength (MPa) 50.1
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2545
Flexural strength (MPa) 88.1
Flexural modulus (MPa) 2550
Softening temperature (ºC) 86
Flexibility Flexibility
Fireproof Fireproof
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance

The recommended printing parameters for the Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR filament are an extrusion temperature of 250-280 °C, a printing speed of 30-90 mm/s, and a bed temperature of 80-100 ºC. In order to reduce the risk of warping, especially with big parts, it is recommended to print the Ultrafuse PC-ABS FR filament in a 3D printer with a passively heated closed chamber, on a glass printing surface with a small amount of an adhesive, for example DimaFix or PrintaFix.

Like all 3D printing filaments, the Ultrafuse ABS should be stored properly in order to be protected from absorbing moisture. Humidity is the worst enemy of filaments and can lead to extrusion problems and poor print quality. The Ultrafuse ABS filament should be stored in a vacuum sealed bag with a filament drying capsule, in an intelligent filament container before and after printing, and in a filament drying device during printing. If the filament absorbs too much moisture, it should be dried at 60 ºC for at least 4 hours, in a vacuum oven.

General information
Manufacturer BASF
Material PC-ABS FR
Format Spool of 750 g
Density 1.17 g/cm3
Filament diameter 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance -
Filament length ±266.5 m (Ø 1.75 mm - 750 g)
±100.5 m (Ø 2.85 mm - 750 g)
Color Black
RAL/Pantone -
Printing properties
Printing temperature 260 - 280 ºC
Base/bed temperature 90 - 110 ºC
Chamber temperature
Layer fan
Recommended print speed 30 - 50 mm/s
Recommended printing surface Glass
Mechanical properties
Izod impact resistance (ISO 180) 16.8 kJ/m2 (notched)
57.0 kJ/m2 (unnotched)
Charpy impact resistance (ISO 179-2) 13.3 kJ/m2 (notched)
49.8 kJ/m2 (unnotched)
Elongation at break (ISO 527) 10.7 %
Tensile strength (ISO 527) 50.1 MPa
Tensile modulus (ISO 527) 2545 MPa
Flexural strength (ISO 178) 88.1 MPa
Flexural modulus (ISO 178) 2550 MPa
Surface hardness -
Electrical properties
Volumetric resistance (IEC 62631-3-1) 3.20E+14 Ω cm
Surface Resistance (IEC 62631-3-2) 5.50E+12 Ω
Dielectric strength (IEC 60243-1) 33 kV/mm
Comparative tracking index (IEC 60112) 325-0.7
Thermal properties
Softening temperature -
Melting temperature (ISO 11357-3) 227 ºC
Flammability (UL 94) V0
Specific properties
Transparency -
Brightness value -
Additional information
HS Code 3916.9
Spool diameter (outside) 200 mm
Spool diameter (inner bore) 50.5 mm
Spool width 55 mm


* The typical values listed 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 final results and properties with your own tests. For further information please refer to the product data sheet..

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