PC-ABS Alloy

FAQ:

What are the hardware requirements?

How should I store it?

Printer Settings

Testing Data

PC-ABS Alloy (shop here)

A fan favorite, our Polycarbonate-ABS (PC-ABS) Alloy is an incredibly tough material designed for strong, resilient parts. This unique material provides vast improvements (over standard ABS) in heat deflection, impact resistance, rigidity, and flexibility.

What are the hardware requirements?
PC-ABS is a high performance material that produces excellent prints, but it is a finicky material prone to warping during the printing process if temperatures are not consistent. A heated bed (120° is optimal) and 260°+ hot-end are required, an enclosure to is highly recommended.
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How should I store it?
Our PC-ABS filament is very moisture sensitive and should be kept bagged with desiccant. Drying in an oven at 85-95° C for an hour may be required for good printing. The filament is very tough and easy to feed into the printer.
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Print Settings
You will have to play around with printer settings to determine what works best on your machine, but start with your heated bed at 120° C and hot end at 260° C and go from there. Layer adhesion can be an issue if the part is large or the temperature is too low. We have had good success printing parts ~60mm long at 260°-280° C using a .5mm nozzle and direct-drive spring loaded pinch-roll style extrusion head. A heated bed set to 120 C will help warpage and layer adhesion on larger/thicker parts.

Density:
1.13 g/cm3 (1130 kg/m3)

Parameters:
Bed Temp (REQUIRED): 120°+ C
Hot End Temp: 260 – 280° C
Full enclosure recommended
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