Polycarbonate-based 3D printing material features high heat resistance

  • Heat resistance of over 100°C
  • Printing temperature lowered to 250 to 270°C
  • Polymaker and Covestro cooperate

Polymaker, a producer of filaments for extrusion-based desktop 3D printers, unveils Polymaker PC, a new range of polycarbonate-based materials developed for these printers. The introduction is the result of a partnership with Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, who provides the polycarbonate resins for Polymaker PC. To date polycarbonate has only been available for applications in exclusive, industrial 3D printers or a small market for extrusion-based 3D desktop printers.

Printing temperature lowered to 250 to 270°C

The first two products in the new line are Polymaker PC-Plus and PC-Max. The application was made possible by lowering the printing temperature from 300 to 320 degrees Celsius down to a moderate 250 to 270 degrees Celsius as well as by a significantly reduced tendency to warping. Polymaker PC-Max further exhibits increased toughness, making it suitable for mechanically demanding applications.

High heat resistance of over 100°C

Polymaker PC is characterized by high heat resistance compared with existing 3D printing materials. The products can withstand temperatures of over 100 degrees Celsius, making them suitable for lighting, engineering and all types of applications that require good structural stability when exposed to heat. The material can easily be post-processed by sanding, coating or other methods. Additional advantages include intrinsic flame retardance, optical transparency and resistance to chemicals and solvents.


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