Polycarbonate is an extremely durable RF friendly thermoplastic, often used for high-temp applications, automotive and medical housings.
Due to it's strength and temperature resistance, Polycarbonate, combined with the FDM Process, is ideal for consumer electronics, lighting, RF testing, medical housings, fixtures, fans & turbines.
Polycarbonate has a bright white, high gloss finish and is extremely rigid. The flex memory for PC and when built in the proper orientation, is very impressive. This material creates durable tabs and thin flexible flat parts when built vertically, like a profile extrusion.
It's high heat deflection of 282°F is appealing for other purposes including; Under-hood applications, sterilization, radome and antenna testing.
|Tensile Strength||ASTM D638||9,800 psi||68 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus||ASTM D638||2,300 MPa||330,000 psi|
|Tensile Elongation||ASTM D638||5%||5%|
|Flexural Strength||ASTM D790||104 MPa||15,100 psi|
|Flexural Modulus||ASTM D790||2,200 MPa||324,000 psi|
|IZOD Impact, notched||ASTM D256||53 J/m||1 ft-lb/in|
|Heat Deflection @ 66 psi||ASTM D648||138°C||280°F|
|Heat Deflection @ 264 psi||ASTM D648||127°C||261°F|
|Vicat Softening||ASTM D1525||139°C||282°F|
|Glass Transition (Tg)||DMA (SSYS)||161°C||322°F|
|Melt Point||- - - - - - - - -||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|Volume Resistivity||ASTM D257||2.0x10e14 - 6.0x10e13 ohms||- - - - - - - - -|
|Dielectric Constant||ASTM D150-98||3.0 - 2.8||- - - - - - - - -|
|Dissipation Factor||ASTM D150-98||.0006 - .0005||- - - - - - - - -|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149-09, Method A||360-80 V/mil||- - - - - - - - -|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D792||1.2||1.2|
|CTE||ASTM E831||- - - - - - - - -||3.8E-05 in/in/°F|
|Rockwell Hardness||ASTM D785||R115||R115|
|UL File Number||- - - - - - - - -||E345258||E345258|
All values were taken from the documentation supplied by the manufacturer of this particular material. C.ideas inc. makes no claims to the accuracy of this data, as each individual application may vary. Please contact the manufacturer for any questions relating to specific MSDS information.
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