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 Material Properties
Behaviour and use
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.
- Food packaging
- Drug packaging
- Medical device manufacturing
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|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D792||1.2|
|0.013 inch (0.330 mm)
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)
0.007 inch (0.178 mm)
Compatible 3D Printers
Stratasys Machines that can print with PC-ISO material
Fortus 380mc / 450mc
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