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Ultimaker Polycarbonate Filament (Engineering)

Product SKU: 1642

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Ultimaker Materials

We’ve developed filaments with superior formulation for incredible print quality. And to optimize every print, there are Cura material profiles that can take care of everything or give you total freedom.

 

Ultimaker Ecosystem

We’ve spent thousands of hours developing Cura profiles to suit our materials, so you can reliably print with optimized print quality. It means that when you’re ready to go, all you need to do is click print – and everything works seamlessly.

For best results with Engineering filaments, consider the Advanced 3D Printing Kit for added reliability.

 

Ultimaker PC (Polycarbonate)

With Ultimaker PC (polycarbonate) filament, you can print strong and tough parts that retain dimensional stability when subjected to temperatures as high as 110 oC. Our PC is a perfect filament for printing molds, tools, functional prototypes and parts for short-run manufacturing.

Ultimaker PC filament has high strength, toughness, and heat resistant properties. The best printing quality is obtained when used in combination with Cura’s extensively tested material profiles. It’s a great choice for a variety of applications, ranging from mechanically strong outdoor fixtures to aesthetically appealing lampshade designs.

 

Reasons to choose Ultimaker PC

  • High toughness, especially for the non-transparent filament options
  • Resists temperatures and retains form up to 110 oC
  • Flame retardant characteristics
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Strong interlayer bonding capabilities, especially when using the front door add-on
  • Good bed adhesion, especially when using the stickers supplied in the Advanced 3D Printing Kit
  • Allows printing of translucent parts for lighting applications with a transparent filament option
  • Engineered to be printed at moderate temperatures compared to other PC filaments
  • Minimized warping provides a seamless 3D printing experience

 

Shop3D Notes:  

Polycarbonate spools come in 0.75kg. 2.85mm diameter and approximately 90m long.

* All individually sold Ultimaker filament now comes with a resealable zipper bag with silica desiccant for proper storage care for prolonged periods of time. *

We are extremely pleased with UM Polycarbonate. Not only is it as strong as advertised,  it is relatively easy to print with surface quality that will surely impress. We printed gears at 20% fill that we couldn't crush in a vice. You can print at standard speeds at various nozzle sizes and have no troubles sticking or removing from the buildplate. This is the experience we're after for professional engineering materials.

Polycarbonate needs to be printed at a much higher bed and nozzle temperature, so it will be able to withstand a bit more heat. The downside is it takes a bit longer to heat up to temperature to start. While it sticks to the bed quite nicely, when it cools, there is a little bit of warping that will occur. More than PLA, and Less than Nylon.

All in all, we highly recommend this material, and this should be a first choice for engineers and people who require extremely resilient parts.

Print settings for the Ultimaker Series:
Print bed: 110-115 C
Nozzle temp: 260 C
Fan: 0% (Your print will fail if not set to 0)
Bed Material: Clean glass
Bed Material (difficult prints): Adhesion sheets
Adhesion Setting: Brim or Raft on large parts
Door: recommended (advanced printing kit)

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