Before packaging, PolyLite™ PC is dried to ensure the best printing quality and filaments are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. When not in use PolyLite™ PC should be stored away from sunlight in the packaged resealable bag.
Moisture absorption in any 3D printing filament will lower the quality and the mechanical properties of the print. To eliminate the risk of moisture absorption over time, it is best practice to print filaments from the PolyBox™ or dry cabinet to keep the filament at dry conditions (relative humidity of 15% or less).
If the filament does absorb moisture, spools of PolyLite™ PC can be dried in a preheated convection oven at 80˚C for up to 8 hours. Results may vary depending on the accuracy of your oven so please be conservative. For more information about filament drying please read our user guide.
||1.19 – 1.20 (g/cm3 at 21.5˚C)
Young’s modulus: 2307 ± 60 Mpa
Tensile strength: 62.7 ± 1.3 Mpa
Bending strength: 100.4 ± 2.7 Mpa
Impact strength: 3.4 ± 0.1 kJ/m2
Glass Transition Temperature: 113˚C
Vicat Softening Temperature: 119˚C
Melting Temperature: N/A
We have full SDS and technical data sheets for PolyLite™ PC and all other Polymaker products. Contact us to enquire!
The typical values presented in Polymakers data sheet are intended for reference and comparison purposes only. Due to the nature of 3D printing they should not be used for design specifications or quality control purposes.
PolyLite™ PC has been engineered with compatibility in mind to print excellently on a wide range of professional 3D printers. This material requires a heated bed and we recommend printing with an enclosure or heated chamber for sizeable or thin models.
Of course with thousands of unique 3d printer models on the market, we can't guarantee each filament type will work with every 3D printer.
Q: Polymaker manufacture many different PC filaments, which one should I purchase?
A: PolyLite™ PC and PolyMax™ PC are the best choices for users who are interested in 3D printing strong PolyCarbonate parts that don’t have a specialized requirement. These two materials are easier to print when compared to PC filaments from other brands. PolyLite™ PC offers transparency and the best value for general purpose printing and PolyMax™ PC is our most popular PC filament, with boosted toughness and additional benefits in printability. Aside from variances in price and mechanical performance, Polymaker™ PC-ABS, Polymaker™ PC-PBT and PolyMax™ PC-FR offer unique solutions for industrial applications, with excellent mechanical performance and slightly higher printing requirements. Polymaker™ PC-PBT for example offers excellent toughness at subzero temperatures whereas PolyMax™ PC-FR offers the best flame retardancy. To discuss which material is the best for your printer and application, contact us today!
Q: Is this product the same as Polymaker PC-Plus™?
A: Yes! Polymaker launched a new naming system to simplify the ever growing product range for customers. During this change the name PC-Plus™ was updated as PolyLite™ PC. PolyLite™ is a family of 3D printing filaments made with the best raw materials to deliver exceptional quality and reliability. PolyLite™ covers the most popular 3D printing materials to meet your everyday needs in design and prototyping.
Q: Can PC be printed at large scales without warping?
A: A stable high temperature environment is required to print larger PC parts without warping and whether a part is susceptible to warping will vary on how the residual stress releases within the parts geometry. Most users print PC with the heated bed set to 100˚C and an enclosure to passively heat the surrounding environment; this effectively reduces internal stress which cause PC to warp or crack. To guarantee that PC can be printed at any size without warping, 3D printing with a professionally designed heated chamber is required.
Q: Is PolyLite™ PC flame retardant?
A: PolyLite™ PC is classified with a UL94-V2 rating. For applications requiring the best classification we recommend choosing PolyMax™ PC-FR which is a flame retardant PC filament (UL94V-0/1.5 mm).
Q: What support materials can I use with this product?
A: Polymaker’s PolyDissolve™ S2 filament is the recommended support filament for PolyLite™ PC. If your 3D printer is not equipped for multi-material, self-support can be used.
Don't know where to start? Or which filament will suit your application? We have a broad range of support options including telephone support. Contact us today!