PC (Polycarbonate)


PC (Polycarbonate)

A true industrial thermoplastic, PC (polycarbonate) is widely used in automotive, aerospace, medical and many other applications. PC offers accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing. PC also has mechanical properties superior to ABS and a number of other thermoplastics. PC can be used for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts.





Mechanical Properties Test Method English Metric
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 9,800 psi 68 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 330,000 psi 2,280 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 4.8% 4.8%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 15,100 psi 104 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 324,000 psi 2,234 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 1 ft-lb/in 53 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 6 ft-lb/in 320 J/m
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
Melt Point (Due to amorphous nature, material does not display a melting point) - - - - - - - - - Not Applicable Not Applicable
Other Test Method Value Available Colors
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.2
White
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM E831 3.8E -05 in/in/F°
Dielectric Strength IEC 60112 15.0 kV/mm
Dielectric Constant @ 60 Hz IEC 60250 3.17
Dielectric Constant @ 1 Mhz IEC 60250 2.96