The Gizmo Dorks Polycarbonate filament, sometimes called PC filament, is an incredibly strong thermoplastic material used in 3D printing. This can be a good electrical insulator whilst having heat-resistant properties. Polycarbonate is used in a whole host of applications such as data storage, phones, eye protection, bullet-proof glass, and more. Polycarbonate has a high temperature resistance for a thermoplastic, and it does not shatter like plexiglass. It tends to bend and deform similar to hard rubber until it eventually breaks. It also has high optical clarity.
PC absorbs numerous moisture in the air. This can be a hygroscopic material, and it is best to store in an airtight container when not in use. Even right through use the material can develop into unprintable within a 24 hour print if in a humid environment. Due to this fact, keeping in an airtight container right 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 right through the print.Extruding temperature is typically around 260 C, depending on 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) must be used on a heated bed, ~120 C. Some users prefer applying glue or superglue on a glass bed and then heating to ~120 C-130 C. Please do not inhale any fumes. Heated up superglue can release toxic fumes, so only use in a well ventilated area.
- Extrusion Temperature: 255 – 300 C
- Heated Bed: 100 – 120 C
- Diameter: 2.85mm +/- 0.03mm
- Colors: Black, Blue, or Transparent
- Net Weight: 200 grams
Gizmo Dorks has proudly released this filament with a net weight 200 grams. The smaller weight spool allows users to sample the filament quality and color before committing to a larger 1 kilogram spool.
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Polycarbonate 3D printer filament vacuumed sealed with desiccant is tough, strong filament that has high heat resistance
Extrusion nozzle temperature: 255 – 300 C
2.85mm filament diameter (Dimensional Accuracy of +/- 0.03mm)
Net weight: 200 grams / Spool Diameter: 5.125″ / Spool Width: 2″ / Spool Hub Diameter: 1.5″
Printed parts made with Gizmo Dorks Polycarbonate filament have increased mechanical strength compared to ABS and PLA