Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate filament, also known as PC, is a little more tricky to print than some more common filaments, but the payoff is a super strong 3D printed part with a greater impact strength than ABS. Polycarbonate should be printed with an enclosed 3D printer that has a print bed capable of reaching at least 90c. 100-110 is preferable for some brands of Polycarbonate filament.

Polycarbonate is a highly hygroscopic material and should be stored in an airtight container when not in use. It can absorb enough moisture to make a noticeable difference in print quality in as little as 24 hours. When running a long print, it is recommended to run the filament out of a filament dry box, such as the Polymaker PolyBox to keep it dry. 

Pro Tips
If you are having trouble printing with PC, dry it at 170f for 3-4 hours and then dry it again. :)
Bed adhesion: Polycarbonate can be printed on glass with a coat of Dimafix, Magigoo or PVA glue.   

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  • Hygrometer for filament storage Hygrometer for 3d printer

    Hygrometer/Thermometer (°C/°F)

    Other

    $8.99
    Digital Thermometer Hygrometer/Electronic Temperature Gauge  We use these in our shop and with our stored filaments to monitor humidity. Comes with magnets on the back for easy hanging. Material: ABS Color: Black Temperature Measuring Range:...
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  • PC-MAX - PolyMaker PC-MAX - side

    PC-MAX | Polymaker

    Polymaker

    $39.99
    PC-Max by Polymaker An advanced polycarbonate based filament designed specifically for desktop FDM/FFF printers. A great choice for prints with engineering applications: High printing quality Great mechanical strength Heat resistant Excellent...
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  • Black Polycarbonate Master Spool Keene Village Plastics

    Polycarbonate Black Filament Koil - 1.75mm 1kg | KVP

    Keene Village Plastics

    Regular Price: $66.99
    $49.00
    Comes as a spool-less Koil. Click here for more information about the KVP Koil and to download the .stl file to print your Slant3D reusable spool. Keene Village Plastics Black PC (Polycarbonate) Filament Koil - 1.75mm 1kg A heavy-duty thermoplastic...
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  • White PC Master Spool Refills

    Polycarbonate White Filament Koil - 1.75mm 1kg | KVP

    Keene Village Plastics

    Regular Price: $66.99
    $49.00
    Comes as a spool-less Koil. Click here for more information about the KVP Koil and to download the .stl file to print your Slant3D reusable spool. Keene Village Plastics White PC (Polycarbonate) Filament Koil Recommended for high strength applications...
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