Clear ABS Filament

PC Filament

Product Details:
Place of Origin:Shenzhen, China
Certification:Rohs, SGS
Weight:1 kg
Tolerance:+-0.05 mm
Roundness:0.05 mm
Diameter:1.75 mm/2.85 mm

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PC filament is made with polycarbonate. It is popular because it is resistant to heat, very tough, and it has optical clarity. It is commonly used to make safety glasses, DVDs, and bulletproof glass. Although the products that you make are strong and durable, it can be a difficult filament to work with. It is hygroscopic, which means that it can absorb water. It must be kept sealed in an environment with low humidity.

Printing with PC Filament

Printing with PC filament can be tricky, so it is important to follow the guidelines given by the manufacturer. Generally, the nozzle temperature should be between 260 and 310 degrees Celsius. The bed temperature should be between 80 and 150 degrees Celsius, and the fan should be turned off when you start printing.

This material softens slowly when it is printed, so it is better to print at lower speeds. Faster speeds will require a higher temperature.

It is important to note that it can have severe warping if it cools too quickly, and it will have fumes. The key is to make sure that the printing bed is the right temperature so that it doesn’t cool too quickly. In addition to warping, layer splitting can occur.

Benefits and Features

This heavy duty thermoplastic filament is one of the most common 3D printing materials, and it has the following benefits and features:

  • Makes stiff and rigid 3D parts
  • Resistant to impact
  • Very strong and durable
  • Flexible at room temperature
  • Shatterproof

Uses for PC Filament

People use PC filament when they want heat resistance and toughness combined with optical clarity. Some popular applications are safety glasses, DVDs, electronics cases, sun glass lenses, and bulletproof glass, among others. In addition, it works well as an electrical insulator because it is resistant to heat. This filament produces strong, translucent prints, which work well for those products.

When people use this material, they find that the first layer is critical to success. If you use slow, thicker extrusions on the first layer, the rest of the layers have better adhesion. It is important to note that the higher temperatures that are required for printing translate to drooping if the material that is printed is not supported.

In addition, this material is bendable at room temperature. It will bend before it breaks, which is beneficial when you are making these types of products. It also transmits light better than other thermoplastics.

PC filament settings

Printer temperature: 260-280 degree

Heat bed: 90-110 degree

Cooling fan: off

FAQs about PC Filament

PC filament printing is a process of challenge. Below are the tips you should follow.

1.You should owe a 3d printer could provide high temperature(260-270 degree). Not all the hot end could reach this temperature in safe. According to our test, PC cannot flow out from nozzle below 250 degree.

  1. You need to make sure the filament is dry before printing, PC filament is very absorbent in the air. When we manufacture PC filament, we always dry polycarbonate resin 6 hours in 110 degree. Water will result in bubbles in printing and it is hardly slicked to the plate bed.
  2. Enclosure is need in printing with PC filament. Polycarbonate has high heat resistance, you need to make the first layer stick well in heated bed. Enclosure is to make sure layer has stably temperature in the surrounding environment. The temperature could be 90-110 degree.
  3. The above are the preparation for printing PC filament. The most important thing is calibrating your 3D printer. If you have issues with other filament, such as PLA or ABS, you need to figure that out before getting into filaments.

As we have said, Successful printing with PC filament is hard, you need to tweak the setting several times, then you could figure out the ideal parameter.

PC filament is very easy to absorb the moisture. Be sure that the filament is vacuum sealed, if PC filament is un-package, the material should be dried in the oven 3-4 hours.

Yes, PC filament is warping in printing. If you set properly temperature with heated bed and enclosure, It will much improve the warp.

PC filament is not toxic, there is no fumes in printing.

No, PC cannot use in food area.

We are the manufacturer for PC filament, you could send your quantity in the below form, then we will offer detail quotation.

The natural of PC filament is transparent, it has better transparency than PLA and PETG. Due to it has diffculty to print well with PC, we recommend to use transparent PLA instead.

Yes, PC filament is one of most clear material in 3d printing, the second is PMMA material.

Due to the limited of hotend, 3D printing part always has less transparency with raw material. So does PC filament.

PC filament has higher heat resistance and impact strength than nylon. About abrasion resistance, nylon has better performance.

Yes, PC material is easy to sand. you could sand with rough sanding paper in the start, then you use fine paper to get smooth finish.

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