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.
|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.
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.
The right finish and color can transform a print into a product. Whether you’re looking for a functional finish like sealing or an aesthetic finish like soft-touch or high-gloss paint, take a look at your wide range of options here.
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.