PC-Max is a nano reinforced PolyCarbonate with unmatched toughness and great heat resistance properties!

PolyCarbonate (PC) has become one of the most widely used engineering in the last 60 years, helping to change the way we live today. PolyCarbonate now has a new life in the 3D Printing industry with PolyMakers PC-Max.

Extreme Toughness

PolyMakers PC-Max is an excellent choice for real world, engineering applications, offering the absolute best in toughness that is unobtainable from other 3D Printing materials of similar stiffness. Parts printed with PC-Max show improved mechanical strength when compared to ABS and PLA under almost all testing conditions!

To demonstrate this PolyMaker printed our car style scissor jack and successfully lifted a car!

3D Printing Solutions and PolyMaker do not recommend using 3D Printed car jacks to replace a metal one for safety reasons, but it is amazing to see the potential of PC-Max for high strength components and parts.

Fantastic Heat Resistance

PolyMakers PC-Max offers the best in heat resistance compared to almost all other 3D printing materials on the market, withstanding temperatures well above 110°.

Easy 3D Printing

What was once a monopoly for only expensive “industrial” FDM machines, is now available for the desktop market! PC-Max is designed specifically for desktop 3D Printers. With PC-Max not only can you print parts with excellent properties, but with ease of use and fantastic print quality.

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Key Features
Heat Resistance

Heat resistance well above 110°C

Designed for easy printing

Once a notoriously difficult material to print with, Polymaker lowered their PC to print at a lower 
250 – 270 °C; introducing PC printing to the masses! 

Unmatched Toughness

Desined for real-world applications, PC-Max™ parts show much improved mechanical strength compared to ABS and PLA under almost any deformation test.

Nano Reinforced

PC-Max is manufactured with Polymakers patented nano reinforcing technology to provide enhanced mechanical strength.

Post-Processing Capabilities

Polymaker PC-Max™ can be easily post-processed. Sand your print to achieve a beautiful smooth surface.

Uncompromised Quality

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Glass Transition Temp
113 °C

1.18 – 1.20 g/cm³

1.75 mm or 2.85 mm

± 0.05 mm
50 Microns
(Typical ~ ± 0.02 mm )

Recommended printing temperature
250 – 270 °C (Diameter of 1.75 mm)
250 – 270 °C (Diameter of 2.85 mm)

Recommended printing speed
30 – 90 mm/s

Recommended Heated bed
If equipped set to 80 °C

BuildTak™ is recommended 

Build platform
Polymaker recommend that you use Polymaker PC-Max™ with BuildTak™, a build plate surface designed specifically for desktop FDM/FFF printers. A BuildTak sheet comes bundled with each order of Polymaker PC-Max™.

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PC-Max is a nano reinforced PolyCarbonate with unmatched toughness and great heat resistance properties!

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