- Diameter: 1.75mm
- Weight: 1kg
- Print temperature: 270- 290°C
- Print bed temperature: 130°C
- Storage: cool & dry (15-25°C), away from UV light
Note: The values shown are an indication and could differ between different printers. Please refer to our support page for more information.
What is PC (polycarbonate) filament?
PC stands for polycarbonate and this is a sturdy, hard and transparent material. The most important property of polycarbonate is the enormous impact resistance and durability. Polycarbonate is 250 times stronger than glass. It has a high glass transition temperature, making it suitable for use in applications with high temperatures.
Polycarbonate is a plastic that is softened by heating, but it requires very high temperatures before it melts and can be printed. Cracks occur quickly in the layers when printing at a too low temperature or in a too cool environment. Polycarbonate can best be printed with a 3D printer with a closed cabinet and a heated print bed.
Polycarbonate is a strong material that can withstand high ambient temperatures, up to 150 ° C. In addition, the material can be bent without breaking. Polycarbonate is used for safety equipment for example and, because of its transparency, for greenhouses or the housing of lamps.
Tip: Always print PC in a closed cabinet with a heated print bed.