PC-ABS

Category: PC-ABS (Polycarbonate Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

Material Information

Name: PC-ABS
Source: Plural Additive Manufacturing
Description:

PC-ABS (polycarbonate + acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is a premium high-heat 3D printing filament. PC-ABS polymer blend has the mechanical properties & high-heat resistance of PC with the printability of ABS, and allows for the printing of functional prototypes and production parts with very fine detail and excellent surface quality. PC-ABS doesn’t change its properties over the course of time and withstands exposure to chemicals including salts, acids, and alkalis.

Documentation:
  • Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
  • 3ntr Printing Guide
  • Related Info:
  • KISSlicer Installation - How to Guide https://trakmtsupport.dozuki.com/Guide/3D+Printing+-+How+to+Download+Install+&+Register+for+the+KISSlicer+Slicing+Software/135?lang=en
  • Printer Compatibility:

    3ntr

    PC-ABS
    PC-ABS

    Purchase Options

    Company Available Colors
    PluralAM.com Buy Now Black, White

    Recommended Support Materials

    Mechanical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Ultimate Tensile Strength ISO 527 39.9 MPa
    Tensile Modulus ISO 527 1835 MPa
    Elongation at Break ISO 527 4.2 %
    Flexural Strength ISO 178 66.3 MPa
    Flexural Modulus ISO 178 2081 MPa

    Thermal Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    HDT @ 0.45 MPa ISO 75 111.7 °C
    Glass Transition Temp DSC 109 °C

    Physical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Density ISO 1183 1.1 g/cm³

    Print Settings

    Subject 3ntr
    Extruder Temperature
    • 260°C
    Bed Temperature
    • N/A – Slicer automatically sets temperature based on support material.
    Bed Preparation
    • Clean with isopropyl alcohol before and after printing.
    Cooling Fan
    • Yes
    Closed Chamber
    • Yes
    Heated Chamber
    • Yes
    Chamber Temperature
    • 80°C
    Notes
    • It is recommended to anneal the printed part right after the printing process to release the residual internal stress when not using a heated chamber. Annealing settings: 90°C for 2 hours.

    Material Management

    Subject 3ntr
    Drying

    Temperature

    • 65°C - 70°C

    Dry Time

    • Heat Only → 12 hours
    • Heat + Vacuum → 2 hours
    Recommended Support Material
    • SSU00
    • SSU09
    Storage
    • Store in moisture-free environment.

    Slicer Settings

    Parameter KISSlicer (0.4mm) KISSlicer (0.6mm) SSI (0.4mm) SSI (0.6mm)
    Material Profile Name (white) PCABS White (PM) 0.4 PCABS White (PM) 0.6 None None
    Material Profile Name (black) PCABS Black (PM) 0.4 PCABS Black (PM) 0.6 None None
    Layer Height 0.2 – 0.24 mm 0.24 – 0.28 mm 0.2 – 0.24 mm 0.24 – 0.28 mm

    General Comments

    Characteristics

    • Superior durability and high tensile strength
    • UV, impact and high temperature resistant
    • Withstands exposure to chemicals including salts, acids, and alkalis
    • Beautiful low-gloss surface finish helps hide layer lines and makes highly technical-looking printed parts

    Applications

    • Functional and high durability prototypes
    • End use parts, consumer products
    • Toolmaking and housings
    • Construction elements
    • Automotive components exposed to impacts and hazardous substances
    • Functional mechanical parts
    • Casings

    Considerations

    • Highly hygroscopic (absorbs moisture) - We recommend purchasing a dry box, or Plural's Material Management System (MMS), to help reduce moisture from the storage environment.
    • Requires printing to be done at high extruder temperatures and high bed temperatures.

    Printing Skill & Experience: Intermediate

    • Easier to print than PC, yet tougher than ABS