PC-ABS (polycarbonate-ABS) is one of the most widely used industrial thermoplastics. PC-ABS offers the most desirable properties of both materials - the superior strength and heat resistance of PC and the flexibility of ABS. PC-ABS blends are commonly used in automotive, electronics and telecommunications applications. Additionally, a PC-ABS part manufactured on a Fortus® 3D Production System is 5-60 percent stronger than a part made on previous FDM® systems. When combined with a Fortus system, PC-ABS gives you real parts conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts.
Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 5,900 psi 41 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 278,000 psi 1,900 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 6% 6%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 9,800 psi 68 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 280,000 psi 1,900 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 3.7 ft-lb/in 196 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 9 ft-lb/in 481 J/m

Thermal PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi ASTM D648 230°F 110°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi ASTM D648 205°F 96°C
Vicat Softening Temperature ASTM D1525 234°F 112°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) DMA (SSYS) 257°F 125°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion - - - - - - - - - 4.10 E -05 in/in/°F - - - - -

Electrical PropertiesTest MethodValue Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 2.0 x 1014 - 4.4 x 1013 ohms
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 2.9 - 2.7
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 .0035 - .0032
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 340 - 90 V/mm

Other TestMethodValue
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.10
Density ASTM D792 0.0397 lb/in3
Flame Classification UL94 HB
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 R110
UL File NumberE345258

System Availability Layer Thickness Capability Support Structure Available Colors
Fortus 900mc0.013 inch (0.330 mm)Soluble SupportsBlack
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)
0.007 inch (0.178 mm)

System Availability Layer Thickness Capability Support Structure Available Colors
Fortus 400mc0.013 inch (0.330 mm)Soluble SupportsBlack
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)
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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