The Gizmo Dorks Polycarbonate filament, sometimes called PC filament, is a sturdy thermoplastic subject matter utilized in 3D printing. Polycarbonate has many uses in on a regular basis applications. This can be a good electrical insulator at the same time as having heat-resistant properties. Polycarbonate is utilized in data storage for compact discs, DVD’s and Blu-Ray’s. It’s utilized in many medical applications in addition to for parts in nowadays’s advanced phones. It’s repeatedly utilized in eye protection, and It’s used after lamination to make bullet-proof glass.
Polycarbonate filament is one of these great 3D subject matter as a result of it is strength. This can be a in point of fact strong subject matter at the same time as still maintaining temperature resistance. Polycarbonate does not shatter like plexiglass. It has a tendency to bend and deform very similar to hard rubber until it in the end breaks. It also has high optical clarity. PC absorbs numerous moisture within the air. This can be a hygroscopic subject matter, and it’s best to store in an airtight container when not in use. Even all through use the fabric can transform unprintable within a 24 hour print if in a humid environment. Subsequently, keeping in an airtight container all through printing as well is ideal. Dry filament will print more clear. Filament that has absorbed moisture will print white in addition to pop and bubble all through the print.
Extruding temperature is normally around 260�C, depending at the printer. PC slowly softens when heated, unlike PLA which has a high transition temperature. Slower print speeds are preferred as an increase in temperature is required for faster prints. Polyimide tape (Kapton) will have to be used on a heated bed, ~120�C. Some users prefer applying glue or superglue on a glass bed after which heating to ~120�C-130�C. Please don’t inhale any fumes. Heated up superglue can release toxic fumes, so only use in a well ventilated area.