Polycarbonate

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Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate (PC) offers high tensile and flextural strength for demanding parts, tooling, fixtures and patterns for metal bending & composite work.

Average Lead Time:

3-5 Business Days

 

Printers Used: 

Stratasys Fortus 900mc

Stratasys Fortus 400mc

Stratasys Fortus 450mc

 

Colours Available: 

 

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Polycarbonate | Material Overview

Polycarbonate (PC) is a widely used thermoplastics known for its toughness and heat resistance. These properties make PC ideal for a range of applications including conceptual modeling, functional prototyping and production parts. It is also ideal for quickly producing tooling for applications such as hydroforming due to the materials high tensile strength, natural porosity and lubricity.

Forge Labs uses Polycarbonate by Stratasys which offers exceptional part accuracy, durability and stability over standard PC. Forge Labs PC parts are 3D printed on the Stratasys Fortus series machines, which offers the industries highest tolerances, throughput and repeatability.

3D printed parts in Polycarbonate are produced using Fused Deposition Modeling technology, which is anisotropic as a result of the printing process. Therefore mechanical properties as well as surface finish can vary depending on orientation. Our technicians will select the most optimized print orientation for your design.

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General Applications

  • Housings and enclosures
  • Thick wall parts
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Sheet metal forming
  • Wear-and-tear prototypes

Material Characteristics

Strength
Flexibility
Durability
Finish
Thermal Stability

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