Polycarbonate 3D Printing

Polycarbonate provides stiffness, translucency, and heat deflection 

transparent polycarbonate part

Polycarbonate is a versatile material choice that stiff parts with excellent heat deflection. Multiple polycarbonate-like materials are available through our stereolithography (SLA) process.

  • PC-Like Translucent (Accura 60)High stiffness and functional transparency can be achieved with custom finishing
  • PC-Like Advanced High Temp (Accura 5530)High elastic modulus, can be thermal cured for increased heat deflection as high as 482°F
  • Ceramic-Like Advanced High Temp (PerFORM)Stiffest SLA material, can be thermal cured for increased heat deflection as high as 514°F

 

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Compare Polycarbonate Material Properties

Material Process Color Tensile Strength Tensile Modulus Elongation
PC-Like Translucent/Clear
(Accura 60) 
SLA Translucent/Clear 10.8 ksi 508 ksi 7%
PC-Like Advanced High Temp
(Accura 5530)
SLA Translucent/Amber 6.5 ksi 566 ksi 1.5%
Ceramic-Like Advanced High Temp
(PerFORM)
SLA White 10.9 ksi 1,523 ksi 1%
Material Process Color Tensile Strength Tensile Modulus Elongation
PC-Like Translucent/Clear
(Accura 60) 
SLA Translucent/Clear 74.4 MPa 3,500 MPa 7%
PC-Like Advanced High Temp
(Accura 5530)
SLA Translucent/Amber 44.8 MPa 3,900 MPa 1.5%
Ceramic-Like Advanced High Temp
(PerFORM)
SLA White 75.2 MPa 10,500 MPa 1%

Applications for 3D-Printed Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate's high strength and transparent options makes it well suited for many applications such as:

  • Electronic housings
  • Medical devices
  • Lighting components
  • Electrical components
  • Under-the-hood automotive parts


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