3D printed polycarbonate (PC) produces excellent shock resistant and transparent parts. It is a light and resistant thermoplastic material ideal for a range of professional applications. However, parts printed with PC can absorb moisture if in contact with water and are not hugely resistant to the elements, so it is not the best material for outdoor use.
PC is considered to be a technical plastic so must be processed in professional 3D printers in which the printing chamber can be heated to 90-100 ºC and the extruders can be heated up to 285 ºC.
Its excellent shock resistance is its main benefit over other materials that can be 3D printed. Parts printed with PC have good fire resistance and temperature stability. Parts printed with PC are ideal when working close to a heat source.
– Send us your 3D file ready to print.
– If you do not have the file, send us the item and we will create the CAD file.
– If you need a design from zero, our designers will gladly prepare a quote for you.
– We will create the process file adapted to the technology and materials that will be used to produce your item.
– We prepare and condition the printer to guarantee optimum quality.
This step is key when meeting your requirements, and it is one that we are highly specialised in.
The removal of the printing support structures, heat treatments, and surface finishes (blasting, polishing, tooling) are some of the most common post processes.
PC is considered to be a technical or engineering plastic, so its 3D print uses are related to sectors which largely require the properties it possesses, such as high temperature environments, mechanical shock situations, and contact with chemical agents.
3NTR is one of the leading professional plastic printer manufacturers. Its large AS model has a liquid cooled extruder that allows engineered plastics to be printed.
Large items can be printed up to 600x325x500 mm.
One of the best qualities of the 3NTR-A2 is that almost any FDM developed filament can be used.
We design conformal cooling channels for plastic and aluminium injection inserts. With our inserts the cycle time is improved in addition to the quality of the injected item.