Polycarbonate is one of the most stable plastics that can be processed with 3D printing technology. Products are typically produced in layers, which in practice would be injection moulded or extruded from PS, PVC, ABS, PC, PAI of PSU, or rather, the somewhat ‘harder’ plastics.
3D model Polycarbonate: Dimensionally stable as well as stable in other respects and temperature resistant
Being dimensionally stable, stable in other respects and temperature resistant are keywords for this Polycarbonate. Due to the layered construction, products are naturally somewhat laminated and porous. In order to achieve water tightness, products can be briefly immersed in solvent, whereby the plastic momentarily dissolves at the surface and flows into each other.
Thick-walled or very solid products can be internally filled with a honeycomb structure. In this way substantial cost savings can be realized. Polycarbonate models are not isotropic in strength; the strength in the construction direction (Z) is subordinated to the strength in the horizontal surface (XY). Products are very precise partly because the FDM process with which it is processed does not have any shrinkage effects.
Typical 3D models from Polycarbonate
Typical products produced are: housings for technical products, brackets, clamping moulds, profiles, test moulds for vacuum forming, flow models and packaging. Uw
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