PC-ISO Biocompatible

Production-grade Thermoplastic

PC-ISO (polycarbonate-ISO), an industrial thermoplastic, which in its raw state, is biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI) and can be gamma or EtO sterilized.

PC-ISO is commonly used in food and drug packaging and medical device manufacturing because of the material’s strength and medical compatibility. When combined with a Stratasys  3D Printer, PC-ISO gives you parts that can be used for  conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, and production parts.

PC-ISO 3D printed part

PC-ISO Material Properties

Behaviour and use

TENSILE STRENGTH

57 MPa

TENSILE MODULUS

2000 MPa

HDT @ 66 PSI

133°C

IZOD IMPACT, NOTCHED

86 J/m

Main Uses

PC-ISO blends are widely used throughout packaging and medical device manufactures. The PC-ISO material used to build the FDM parts is USP Class VI approved and also ISO 10993-1 rated.

Top Applications
  • Food packaging
  • Drug packaging
  • Medical device manufacturing

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PC-ISO Specification & Features

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES TEST METHOD ENGLISH METRIC
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 8,300 psi 57 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 289,800 psi 2,000 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 4% 4%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 13,100 psi 90 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 310,400 psi 2,100 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23 °C) ASTM D256 1.6 ft-lb/in 86 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23 °C) ASTM D256 1 ft-lb/in 53 J/m

 

THERMAL PROPERTIES TEST METHOD ENGLISH METRIC
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi ASTM D648 271 °F 133 °C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi ASTM D648 260 °F 127 °C
Glass Transition (Tg) DMA (SSYS) 322 °F 161 °C
Vicat Softening ISO 306 282 °F 139 °C
Melting Point --------------- Not Applicable Not Applicable

 

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES TEST METHOD VALUE RANGE
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 1.5x10 8.0x10 ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 3.0 - 2.8
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 .0009 - .0005
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 370 - 70 V/mil

 

OTHER TEST METHOD VALUE
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.2

 

SYSTEM
AVAILABILITY
LAYER THICKNESS
CAPABILITY
SUPPORT
STRUCTURE
AVAILABLE
COLOURS
Stratasys F900 0.013 inch (0.330 mm)
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)
0.007 inch (0.178 mm)
Breakaway White
Translucent Natural

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology

Advantages of 3D printing PC-ISO with a Stratasys FDM Machine

Tough long-lasting parts

FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology. PC-ISO parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.

Meet production demands

FDM systems are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce. Advanced FDM 3D Printers boast the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, delivering longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing systems, delivering high throughput, duty cycles and utilization rates.

Gain new possibilities

FDM 3D Printers streamline processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way. Industries can cut lead times and costs, products turn out better and get to market faster.

Compatible 3D Printers

Stratasys Machines that can print with PC-ISO material

Stratasys F900 Production Machine

Stratasys F900

The Stratasys F900 is the ultimate manufacturing-grade production 3D printer with the widest array of engineering-grade materials, maximum throughput, largest build platform, and highest accuracy.

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