PC
(polycarbonate)


A true industrial thermoplastic, PC (polycarbonate) is widely used in automotive, aerospace, medical and many other applications. PC offers accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing. A PC part manufactured on a Fortus® 3D Production System is 5-60 percent stronger than a part made on previous FDM® systems. It also has superior mechanical properties to ABS and a number of other thermoplastics. When combined with a Fortus system, PC gives you real parts for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts.
Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 9,800 psi 68 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 330,000 psi 2,300 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 5% 5%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 15,100 psi 104 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 324,000 psi 2,200 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 1 ft-lb/in 53 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 6 ft-lb/in 320 J/m


Thermal PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi ASTM D648 280°F 138°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi ASTM D648 261°F 127°C
Vicat Softening ASTM D1525 282°F 139°C
Glass Transition (Tg) DMA (SSYS) 322°F 161°C


Electrical PropertiesTest MethodValue Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 2.0 x 1014 - 6.0 x 1013 ohms
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 3.0 - 2.8
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 .0006 - .0005
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 360-80 V/mm


Other TestMethodValue
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.2
Flame Classification UL94 V2 (0.043", 1.1 mm)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM E831 3.8E-05 in/in/°F
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 R115
UL File NumberE345258


System AvailabilityLayer Thickness CapabilitySupport StructureAvailable Colors
Fortus 900mc0.013 inch (0.330 mm)BASS White
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)
0.007 inch (0.178 mm)


System AvailabilityLayer Thickness Capability Support StructureAvailable Colors
Fortus 400mc0.013 inch (0.330 mm)
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)Soluble SupportsBlack
0.007 inch (0.178 mm)
0.005 inch (0.012 mm)
Actual part properties may vary slightly from those listed above based on processing parameters, operating conditions, and material usage. Forecast3D makes no warranties of materials for any particular application, nor does it make a warranty of any type, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability for a particular purpose.

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