Polycarbonate

A true industrial thermoplastic, PC (polycarbonate) is widely used in automotive, aerospace, medical and many other applications.

Polycarbonate offers accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing. It also has superior mechanical properties to ABS and a number of other thermoplastics.

PC gives you strong parts for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use parts.

Color options: White, Translucent

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Mechanical Properties Test Method XZ Axis ZX Axis XZ Axis ZX Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 5,800 psi 4,300 psi 40 MPa 30 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 8,300 psi 6,100 psi 57 MPa 42 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 282,000 psi 284,000 psi 1,944 MPa 1,958 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 4.8% 2.5% 4.8% 2.5%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2.2% 2% 2.2% 2%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 13,000 psi 9,900 psi 89 MPa 68 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 291,000 psi 261,000 psi 2,006 MPa 1,800 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 No break 4% No break 4%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 1.4 ft-lb/in 0.5 ft-lb/in 73 J/m 28 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 16.4 ft-lb/in 3.5 ft-lb/in 877 J/m 187 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 10,000 psi 9,200 psi 69 MPa 64 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 28,000 psi 9,400 psi 193 MPa 65 MPa
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 1,100,000 psi 227,000 psi 7,564 MPa 1,565 MPa
Thermal Properties Test Method English Metric
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
Melting Point – – – – – – – Not Applicable Not Applicable
Electrical Properties Test Method Value Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 6.0×1013 – 2.0×1014 ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 2.8 – 3.0
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 .0005 – .0006
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 80 – 360 V/mil
Other Test Method Value
Specifid Gravity ASTM D792 1.2
Flame Classification UL94 HB
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM E831 3.8×10-05 in/in/°F
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 R115
UL File Number – – – – – – – – – E345258