FDM - Polycarbonate


High Impact Resistance, Transparency, Thermal Resistance, Lightweight

Polycarbonate (PC) is a versatile material widely used in FDM 3D printing due to its exceptional mechanical properties and high-temperature resistance. It finds applications in various industries and offers a range of benefits.

One of the key advantages of polycarbonate is its strength and durability. It exhibits high tensile strength and impact resistance, allowing it to withstand heavy loads and repetitive stress without easily deforming or breaking. This makes it suitable for producing robust and long-lasting parts that can withstand demanding environments.


  • Functional Prototypes:

    Polycarbonate is often used to create functional prototypes that require high strength, durability, and heat resistance. It is suitable for testing form, fit, and function of parts before mass production.

  • Engineering Parts:

    Polycarbonate is widely used for producing engineering parts such as gears, bearings, brackets, and housings. Its high impact strength and dimensional stability make it suitable for applications that require structural integrity.

  • Automotive Components:

    Polycarbonate is utilized in the automotive industry for manufacturing various components, including dashboard parts, interior trim, headlight lenses, and functional prototypes for automotive design and testing.

  • Aerospace Applications:

    The aerospace industry benefits from polycarbonate in the production of lightweight yet strong components, such as UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) parts, drones, brackets, and housings.

  • Electrical and Electronic Enclosures:

    Polycarbonate's excellent electrical insulation properties make it suitable for producing enclosures and protective covers for electrical and electronic devices, including circuit boards, switches, and connectors.

  • Transparent and Translucent Parts:

    Polycarbonate is known for its optical clarity, making it an ideal choice for applications that require transparent or translucent parts, such as light diffusers, lenses, and display covers.

  • Medical Devices:

    Polycarbonate is used in the manufacturing of medical devices and equipment, including surgical instruments, dental models, orthopedic prototypes, and custom prosthetics.

  • Industrial Tooling and Fixtures:

    Polycarbonate is utilized for creating jigs, fixtures, and tooling applications in various industries. Its high strength and temperature resistance make it suitable for demanding industrial environments.

  • Outdoor and Sporting Goods:

    Polycarbonate is employed in the production of outdoor and sporting goods, including protective equipment, helmet visors, sports goggles, and durable equipment components.

  • Architectural Models:

    Polycarbonate can be used to create architectural models and scaled prototypes due to its ability to produce transparent or translucent parts with high precision.

Technical Information

Property Value
Tensile Modulus 2307 MPa
Tensile Stress at Yield (55-75) MPa
Elongation at Break 12.24%
Flexural Modulus 2477 MPa
Flexural Strength 100.4 MPa
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) 112 - 113 ̊C
Impact Strength 25.1 kJ/m²
Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) at 0.455 MPa
Shrinkage Ultra-low

Experience the Cutting-Edge World of Rapid Prototyping

With Our 10+ Years of Expertise, We are your trusted partners in turning your visions into tangible prototypes.

Get Every Single Updates

Talk to our experts