PC-ABS is a blend of polycarbonate and ABS plastic which combines the strength and heat resistance of PC with the flexibility of ABS. PC-ABS exhibits high impact strength and thermal resistance, making this material an ideal choice for demanding engineering environments. Applications include snap-fits, end-use components, jigs and fixtures, concept modeling, and testing for form, fit and function.

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Technical Specifications

Standard lead time Minimum of 5 working days, depending on part size, number of components and finishing degrees (online & offline orders)
Standard accuracy ± 0.15% (with lower limit on ± 0.2 mm)
Minimum wall thickness 1 mm
Layer thickness 0.18 - 0.25 mm
Maximum part dimensions 914 x 610 x 914 mm (offline orders)
406 x 355 x 406 mm (online orders)
Surface structure Unfinished parts typically have a rough surface but all kinds of fine finishes are possible.
FDM parts can be sandblasted, smoothed, colored/impregnated, painted and coated.

Datasheet

  Units ASTM# Range
Density g/cm³     1.2 
Tensile Strength MPa  D638   41 
Tensile Modulus MPa  D638   1917 
Flexural Strength MPa  D790   68 
Flexural Modulus MPa  D790  1931
Notched Izod Impact J/m  D256  196
Unnotched Izod Impact J/m  D256  481
Heat Deflection Temp °C D648  at 0.45 MPa: 110
at 1.81 MPa: 96 
Elongation at Break  D638 6
Flame Retardancy   UL 94 HB 1.5 mm

Actual values may vary with build condition

Design Guidelines

We’ve put together our trusted tips, tricks and best practices to get you off to a solid start. If you’ve been wondering whether this material allows for interlocking parts or embossing, or if you just want to avoid common design mistakes, check out this handy design guide.

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How Does Fused Deposition Modeling Work?

FDM is a filament-based technology where a temperature-controlled head extrudes a thermoplastic material layer by layer onto a build platform. A support structure is created where needed and built in a water-soluble material.

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