PC-ABS is a common polymer in the plastic industry, It is often used for body work and shells thanks to its high shock absorbing qualities.
It’s the first fire resistant (V0) material that is able to withstand continuous temperatures of over 100°C.
Compared to both polycarbonate and ABS it’s more rigid, and has its ultimate resistance square in the middle of them.
PC-ABS is easier to use in additive fabrication compared to native polycarbonate. Unlike the latter, PC-ABS is 3D printable with a non heated enclosure.
PC-ABS is available in many versions, with different compositions and additives.
The thicker a part is, the harder it is to light it on fire. PC-ABS parts can be 1.5mm thin and not ignite.
Nanovia PC-ABS Rail is also certified with the railway EN 45545-2 norm for smoke and toxic gas generation.
Nanovia PC-ABS V0’s resistance sits precisely in between native ABS and PC at 43MPa, whereas Nanovia PC-ABS rail sits closer to Nanovia PC CF‘s resistance thanks to the additives necessary for the EN 45545-2 certification.
|Density g/cm3||Rigidity (Young MPa)||Ultimate resistance (MPa)||Fire resistance||Price/kilo (€ sans VAT)|
|PC-ABS V0||1,18||2510||43||V0 at 1,5mm||52,25|
|PC-ABS Rail||1,21||2610||60||V0 at 1,5mm|
|ABS EF (Natif)||1,03||1800||33||Flammable||30,85|
|PC VO (natif)||1,20||2165||53||V0 at 3mm||52,25|
|PC CF (carbon fibre)||1,26||6390||87||Non certified||99,75|
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