PC-ABS Proto-Pasta


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Hhighly resistant material to large impacts for long periods of time and resistant to heat.

The PC-ABS is the creation of Proto-Pasta, an experienced company dedicated to the manufacture of special filaments such as PLA ConductivePLA-Carbon Fiber, PLA-Stainless SteelPLA Magnetic or Copper HTPLA.

The PC-ABS mixes the good of each material that composes it, to obtain a high performance material. On the one hand, the Polycarbonate (PC) offers high impact resistance and great rigidity, typical qualities of this material. On the other hand, the ABS transmits to this filament greater processing facility than the PC (Polycarbonate). Finally, the union of the two materials improves the resistance to heat, being one of the filaments more resistant to deformation by the temperature of the market

For satisfactory and trouble-free 3D printing, the recommended extrusion temperature is 270-290ºC. This temperature is higher than the maximum of certain 3D printers but thanks to the PT100 Upgrade Kit it's possible to get that temperature, even values close to 400ºC. The PT100 Upgrade Kit is a set of components (PT100, amplifier plate and heater block v6) developed by E3D to achieve high extrusion temperatures with almost any 3D printer. The recommended base temperature is 110-140ºC, always accompanied by a fixation method such as BuidTak, Magigoo or some other (MagigooDimaFixPrintaFix, 3DLac or SmartStick) to avoid the warping effect, especially in pieces with a base dimension greater than 60mm that due to their size are prone to detach from the base due to the accumulation of internal tensions that lead to buckling of the first layers.

The PC-ABS is very sensitive to the absorption of moisture, which is why it's necessary to dry it before using it. To perform the drying you can use the PolyBox, a filament storage box that removes moisture semi-automatically. If this tool is not available, the filament must be dried in another way (domestic oven) for 1 hour at 85-95ºC.

This improved ABS is incredibly strong, making it ideal for parts that need to withstand large impacts for long periods of time. It's a material widely used by this in the automotive and electronics industry.

Machinable Machinable
Fatigue resistance Fatigue resistance
Hide color variations (Hide color variations)

Use as starting parameters temperature of the extruder 260ºC and of the base 120ºC, from there adjust the configuration to your 3D printer. Adhesion between layers can be a problem if the temperature is below 260°C. Using a HotEnd temperature of 260-280ºC with a nozzle of 0.50mm, it's possible to print 60mm long pieces without any problem. To ensure adhesion to the base, a temperature of 120ºC combined with BuildTak, Magigoo or some other fixing product (MagigooDimaFix, PrintaFix3DLac or SmartStick) should be used.

General information
Manufacturer Proto Pasta (USA)
Material PC-ABS
Format Roll of 125 g
Spool of  500 g
Density 1.13 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0.05mm
Filament length ±184 m (Ø1.75 mm-0.5Kg)
±70 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.5Kg)
Color Natural
RAL/Pantone -
Print settings
Printing temperature 260-280ºC
Print bed temperature 120ºC
Chamber temperature Not necessary
Cooling fan Recommended
Recommended printing speed 20-80 mm/s
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break
Tensile strength -
Tensile Modulus -
Flexural strength -
Flexural modulus -
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature -
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Transparency  -
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outer) 205 mm 
Diameter coil (inner hole) 53 mm 
Coil Width 55 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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