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.   

  • FormFutura ABS/PC

    ABS/PC (ABSpro™) Black - 1.75mm 500g | Formfutura

    Formfutura

    $39.95
    ABS Pro from Formfutura: A professional high-strength ABS based filament ABS PRO filament is an ABS base filament with added PolyCarbonate and Styrene Maleic Anhydride. This combination produces and extremely strong print with a very high...
    SKU:
    FF-ABSPRO-BLK-175-500
    Color:
    Black
    Diameter:
    1.75mm
    Type:
    PC/ABS
    Weight:
    500g
    $39.95
  • ABS PRO Filament

    ABS/PC (ABSpro™) White - 1.75mm 500g | Formfutura

    Formfutura

    $39.95
    ABS Pro from Formfutura: A professional high-strength ABS based filament ABS PRO filament is an ABS base filament with added PolyCarbonate and Styrene Maleic Anhydride. This combination produces and extremely strong print with a very high...
    SKU:
    FF-ABSPRO-WHT-175-500
    Color:
    White
    Diameter:
    1.75mm
    Type:
    PC/ABS
    Weight:
    500g
    $39.95
  • EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. 4 (for PC)

    EasyFix Adhesive - Nr. 4 (for PC)

    Formfutura

    $24.95
    EasyFix - Nr.IV is a general purpose build plate adhesive which is specifically engineered to work with Polycarbonate based filaments.  EasyFix adhesives are engineered to glue firmly to a heated build plate, making an object stick firmly to...
    SKU:
    FF-EF-NR4
    $24.95