CNC Machining for Polycarbonate Parts

Machined polycarbonate offers excellent dimensional stability and mechanical properties

Polycarbonate (PC) is an engineering plastic with excellent dimensional stability and good strength and stiffness. It's a go-to material for parts that need clarity and impact strength.

We offer four grades of machined polycarbonate:

  • Black
  • Clear
  • Translucent
  • 20% Glass-Filled 

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Machined Polycarbonate Properties

  Tensile Strength at Yield Flexural Modulus Tensile Elongation at Break
Test Method ASTM D638 ASTM D790 ASTM D638
Translucent 8,000 psi 340,000 50%
Clear 8,990 psi 338,000 140%
20% Glass-Filled  16,000 796,000 5%

Key Benefits of Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is an amorphous thermoplastic. It has good electrical and chemical properties and superior impact strength, making it a versatile plastic.

  • High impact strength
  • Strength and stiffness
  • Transparency
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Good machinability

 

Uses of Polycarbonate Machining

  • Gears and rollers
  • Internal mechanical parts
  • Pumps
  • Light bezels

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