Polycarbonate

1 Polycarbonate (PC)

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While you are free to use any brand and type of material you wish on your AON3D machine, we can only provide support for AON3D-approved materials that we have tested and developed processes for in-house, all of which can be purchased from AON3D directly by contacting sales@aon3d.com.

1.1 General Process Settings

SettingValue
Extrusion Temperature270-290ºC
Bed Temperature140-150ºC
Chamber Temperature100-120C

1.2 Usage Notes

1.2.0.1 Build Surface Preparation

PC prints best on the AON-M2 High-Temperature Build Plate, but can be printed directly on Kapton tape with the use of a wide brim. Wipe down the build surface with isopropanol before use. Note that PEI surface of the High-Temperature Build Plate should be periodically resurfaced using a mill, or with an orbital palm sander if no milling services are available. Please contact sales@aon3d.com if you currently have an AON-M2 Aluminum Build Plate and would like to upgrade to the AON-M2 High-Temperature Build Plate.

1.2.0.2 Material Pre-treatment

PC is mildly susceptible to hydration. When not in use, please store in a sealed package or container with desiccant. Material may require bakeout prior to use, 4-6 hrs at 100ºC is recommended. Take care to check the spool material of your filament prior to baking your material. Some vendors use low temperature materials for spools which may melt or deform at bakeout temperature.

Please contact support@aon3d.com for any questions on this matter.

1.2.0.3 Support Material

There is currently no compatible support material for PC - prints will require self-support.


1.3 Sample Slicer Profiles

Assumes 0.6mm nozzle installed.

Single Extruder

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