PC ABS

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 polycarbonate 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% stronger than a part made on previous FDM systems. PC-ABS gives you conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools and end-use-parts.

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Mechanical Properties Test Method English Metric
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 Properties Test Method English Metric
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 – – – – –
Melt Point – – – – – – – – – Not Applicable Not Applicable
Electrical Properties Test Method Value Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 2.0x10e14 – 4.4x10e13 ohm-cm
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/mil
Other Test Method Value
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.10
Density ASTM D792 0.0397 lb/in3
Flame Classification UL94 HB
Rockwell Hardness ASTMD785 R110
UL File Number – – – – – – – – – E345258