Polycarbonate - ESD-Safe

Vision Miner
$80.00

Designed for use in critical applications that require electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. Made using cutting-edge multi-wall carbon nanotube technology, state of the art compounding technology, and precision extrusion processes. Target surface resistance: 10^7 to 10^9 Ohm.

Benefits of Polycarbonate:

  • High Tg of 147°C Tg
  • Amorphous: Low and near isotropic shrinkage
  • Excellent ductility / impact resistance
  • Almost no odors when extruding
  • Can be printed from 265°C to 300°C

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Benefits of ESD-Safe material include:

Consistent surface resistivity
Improved retention of impact & elongation
Low particulate contamination
Minimal contribution to outgassing and ionic contamination

Typical applications include:

Semi-con: HDD Components, Wafer Handling, Jigs, Casings, & Connectors
Industrial: Conveying, Metering, and Sensing applications

Target conductivity for ESD-Safe Polycarbonate:

10^6 to 10^9 ohm surface resistivity on 3DP sample using concentric ring test method.


Recommended Print Conditions:

Extruder: Between 260 and 300°C depending on your printer / extruder. Ideal layer bonding is typically possible at 275 - 280°C.
Platform Temp: 110 - 120°C
Platform Prep: Kapton Polyimide w/ ABS Acetone Slurry coating, VM105 Polymer Adhesive
Drying: PC absorbs moisture from the environment, therefore it is important to keep this filament dry between uses. You will see bubbles / hear popping if the PC gets wet. If this happens, dry the filament in a small oven at 150°F for 3-4 hours. Note, the typical drying temperature for PC is 120°C (not F), but the reel that the filament is supplied on will fail at 120°C. Therefore, do not dry the filament at this temperature unless you remove the length you want to print with from the reel.

Filament Specifications:

Diameter: 1.75mm (+/- 0.05mm)
Colors: Translucent Orange/Gold

Recommended Printing Specs:

Nozzle Temperature: 350 – 390°C (all-metal extruder required)
Buildplate Temperature: 140 – 160°C
Chamber temperature: 90°C
Bed Prep: PVP Gluestick on Glass with our bed prep process
Cooling: None
Print speed: of 15-20mm/s (starting point, capable up to 70mm/s)

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