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Polymaker PC-ABS a blend of already commonly used 3D printing materials, polycarbonate and ABS. The advantages of this blend are high impact, heat resistance and ease of processing. The Polycarbonate improves the heat resistance and toughness of the material while ABS contributes to the great processing properties. This PC-ABS is also specialised for surface finishing, i.e. electroplating and metallization, providing a good approach for post processing. Polymaker PC-ABS uses Covestros Bayblend™ family as its base material which is a commonly used plastic in the automotive and information technology industry. Available in Black and White.
Working in collaboration with a German manufacturer of high-performance polymers, and are designed to contain specific properties for use in a variety of industries, like automotive, aerospace and electronics. PolyMaker PC-ABS features PolyMaker’s Nano-reinforcement technology: Nano-reinforcement technology is applied to produce filaments with excellent mechanical properties and printing quality. It dramatically improves the toughness of the material by increasing its impact resistance. Metallizing
Polymaker PC-ABS can be metallized by deposition of a metallic layer in a high vacuum or by electroplating. In the metal deposition process, the best adhesion is achieved with aluminium, tin and copper. As protection for the very thin layer of metal, a coating of paint on the molding is recommended. In the case of electroplating, Polymaker PC-ABS offers the best adhesion for the electroless plating for its first layer. Painting
Polymaker PC-ABS is well-suited for painting. To ensure a good paint finish, the surfaces must be clean (free of dust or grease). Particularly good adhesion is achieved using polyurethane-based coating systems. Unsuitable combinations of solvents in the paint system can attack the material and, depending on the stress condition of the parts, may initiate stress cracking. It is therefore recommended to contact the paint manufacturers who can supply suitable paint systems especially for PC-ABS blend. Welding
Polymaker PC-ABS parts can be joined together by ultrasonic, vibration, friction, hot plate or laser welding. In order to achieve the best possible component quality when using ultrasonic welding, it is important to ensure a correctly formed weld seam. Bonding
Polymaker PC-ABS parts can be bonded not only to one another, but also to other materials. This is possible using suitable adhesive glues or diffusion adhesive. Before gluing, greases and other foreign materials must be removed from the surfaces to be glued. Drycleaning fluid or similar cleaning agents, which do not damage the material, can be used to remove grease. Roughening and subsequently cleaning the surfaces improves glue adhesion. In the case of adhesive glues, two-component adhesives based on epoxy and silicone resins and polyurethanes have proved excellent. For additional information on printing with Polycarbonates, PolyMaker and Covestro have put together this informational website
General Printing Settings Print Temperature Range: 250 270 °c Recommended 3D print speed: 30 50 mm/s Bed temperature: 90 105 °c
Cooling fan should be OFF. Notes: When printing with PolyMaker PC-ABS it is recommended to use a heated/enclosed chamber. It is recommended to anneal the printed part right after the printing process to release the residual internal stress when not using a heated chamber. Annealing settings: 90C for 2 hours. Build platform: The PolyMax 3D printing filament works well with the majority of 3D printer surfaces. Though if you require additional adhesion, check out the links below. Dimaafix 3DLac Adhesion Spray LokBuild PrintBite