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3D printing common PC materials in daily life

2023-07-17 18:07

The development of 3D printing technology has brought us many surprises and convenience, while the application of PC materials has made 3D printing more diverse and practical. PC material is a special type of plastic material with excellent physical properties and chemical stability, making it widely used in daily life and various application scenarios. Next, let's take a look at the introduction, performance parameters, precautions, and application fields of 3D printing PC materials.

Introduction to 3D Printing PC Materials
PC material, also known as polycarbonate, is a plastic material with excellent mechanical strength, heat resistance, and chemical corrosion resistance. 3D printed PC materials can be manufactured using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology, which heats PC materials to a molten state and then stacks them layer by layer by extruding them, ultimately forming the desired 3D object.

The Application of PC Materials in Daily Life
PC materials have many applications in daily life, such as:
Household goods: cups, bowls, plates, etc. made of PC material, have the characteristics of durability, heat resistance, and impact resistance, making them very suitable for use in households.
Electronic products: PC materials are widely used in the shells of electronic products such as mobile phones, tablets, and televisions, and their excellent mechanical and heat resistance properties can effectively protect electronic devices.
Auto parts: PC materials can be made into auto lampshade, license plate and other parts, with weather resistance and impact resistance, and can maintain good performance in harsh environments.

The Special Role of PC Materials in Application Scenarios
PC materials have some special roles in various application scenarios, including:
Transparency: PC materials have high transparency and can be made into transparent parts, suitable for applications that require transparency, such as lighting equipment, eyeglass lenses, etc.
Flame retardancy: PC material is a self extinguishing material that can effectively prevent the spread of flames, so it is widely used in some situations that require flame retardancy.
High temperature performance: PC materials have excellent high-temperature resistance and can work for long periods of time in high-temperature environments, making them suitable for applications that require high-temperature resistance.

3D printing PC precautions
1.PC materials are prone to warping during the 3D printing process, so it is necessary to use a heating bed and appropriate support structures to solve this problem.
2.Due to the high viscosity of PC materials in the molten state, it is necessary to use high-temperature extrusion heads and appropriate extrusion speeds to ensure printing quality.
3.PC materials have a high shrinkage rate, and during the printing process, a constant temperature (liner temperature) protection is required around the printed piece to prevent cracking.


Application Fields of 3D Printing PC Materials
Industrial manufacturing: PC materials can be used to manufacture various industrial components, fixtures, and molds, with high strength, heat resistance, and chemical corrosion resistance.
Medical field: PC materials can be used to manufacture medical devices, prostheses, and orthotics, with good biocompatibility and plasticity.
Aerospace: PC materials can be used to manufacture aerospace components, such as aircraft components and satellite structural components, with lightweight and high-temperature resistance.
In the field of architecture: PC materials can be used to manufacture building models, decorations, and outdoor devices, which have weather resistance and impact resistance.
Creative design: PC materials can be used for 3D printing of artworks, jewelry, and personalized gifts, with design flexibility and high customizability.