Polycarbonate

Category: PC

Material Information

Name: Polycarbonate
Source: Airwolf 3D
Description:

Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic that is most prominently known for its incredible strength and impact resistance. The basis of bulletproof glass, polycarbonate is lightweight and exhibits a translucency that is superior to other FFF/FDM 3D printing materials. Polycarbonate also boasts heat resistance, is flame-retardant, and insulates electricity, making it essential to use in electrical components and hardware.

Documentation:
  • Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
  • Airwolf 3D Printing Guide
  • Related Info:
  • Apex Installation - How to Guide https://trakmtsupport.dozuki.com/Guide/3D+Printing+-+How+to+Download+Install+&+Register+for+APEX+3D-Printing+Software/129?lang=en
  • Printer Compatibility:

    Airwolf

    PC
    PC

    Purchase Options

    Company Available Colors
    BuyTrakParts.com Buy Now Black, Clear
    Airwolf3D.com Buy Now Black, Clear, Dark Grey, Grey, White

    Recommended Support Materials

    Mechanical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Ultimate Tensile Strength 69.9 MPa
    Elongation at Break 11.9 %

    Hardness Shore

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Rockwell Hardness M-scale M-77

    Thermal Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Coefficient of Linear Expansion 6.0-8.0 x10^-5 /cm/cm°C
    Thermal Conductivity 0.2 W/m°C

    Physical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Melt Flow Rate (at (300°C @ 1.2Kg) 15 g/10min
    Vicat Softening Point 298 °F
    Mold Shrinkage 0.005 - 0.007 in/in
    Density 1.2 g/cm³

    Certifications & Tests

    Standard Value Unit
    Flammability UL 94 V-2

    Print Settings

    Subject Airwolf
    Extruder Temperature
    • 300°C – 310°C
    Bed Temperature
    • 140°C - 145°C
    Bed Preparation
    • WolfBite Mega
    Closed Chamber
    • Yes
    Heated Chamber
    • Yes
    Chamber Temperature
    • 70°C – for medium to large parts

    Material Management

    Subject Airwolf
    Storage
    • Moisture-free container with desiccant.
    Compatible Materials
    • PLA
    Recommended Support Materials
    • HIPS

    Slicer Settings

    Parameter APEX
    Material Profile Name PC
    Material Profile Name PC Dual Color
    Material Profile Name PC with HIPS
    Material Profile Name PC with PLA

    General Comments

    Characteristics

    • Incredible strength
    • Impact Resistant
    • Lightweight
    • Translucency
    • Heat resistance
    • Flame retardant
    • Insulates electricity

    Applications

    • Functional Prototypes
    • Widely used in the construction, transportation, and automotive industries
    • Electrical and telecommunications hardware
    • Data storage, such as CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray Discs
    • Consumer products like sunglasses, phone and computer cases, water bottles, and food containers

    Considerations

    • Hygroscopic: We recommend purchasing a dry box, or Plural's Material Management System (MMS), to help reduce moisture from the storage environment.
    • Vulnerable to hydrolysis
    • UV-sensitive

    Printing Skill & Experience - Intermediate

    • Be sure to use the recommended WolfBite MEGA.
    • High build plate temperatures required to ensure good adhesion.