Exceptional mechanical properties, including impact strength, toughness, Stiffness, and creep resistance. Because of its transparent nature, Polycarbonate (PC) is a lightweight alternative to glass.
Polycarbonate (PC) At a Glance
|Process compatibility||Applications||Tolerances||Wall Thickness||Max Part Size||Strengths||Lead Time||Price|
|Accurate Parts for Automotive, aerospace, medical, and home appliances with high accuracy and repeatability.||Not lower than ±0.25 mm (±0.010″), based on the drawing ( ISO 2768)||Minimum 0.80 mm (0.03″), but this can change depending on the proportion of the wall thickness to the linear dimension.||200 x 80 x 100 cm||Outstanding mechanical properties, including impact resistance, toughness, stiffness, and creep resistance.||Minimum 3 days. Not more than 10 days; for all complex parts.||$$$|
Introduction to Polycarbonate (PC)
Polycarbonate (PC) is a transparent material with exceptional mechanical strength. It is known for its outstanding toughness, Stiffness, creep resistance, and impact resistance. In addition, PC is a highly electrical insulation material with fair chemical inertness.
Polycarbonate can be easily machined, and the parts have a high degree of dimensional stability. Post-processing tasks like surface smoothing, painting, and joining are simple.
It is employed in various industries due to several beneficial properties, such as Automotive, aerospace, medical, home appliances, and many more. However, PC is commonly used in Automotive to produce Pumps, valves, thermal mechanisms, and other parts.