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INNOVATEFIL POLYCARBONATE

INNOVATEFIL POLYCARBONATE

Is an advanced filament with great resistance against impact. It has high resistance to thermal deformation and very good dimensional stability. This material has been designed to be used for 3D printing so the contractions are minimal during use.
Some of its advantages are:

• Resistance to impact pretty high.
• High strength and stiffness.
• High resistance to thermal deformation.
• Good chemical insulation properties.

USE RECOMENDATIONS:

PROTECT FROM MOISTURE

Innovatefil® POLYCARBONATE is delivered in a vacuum bag with a great barrier against moisture so that the filament cannot absorb
humidity. Before bagging, the filament follows the strictest quality controls by dehumidifying the raw material until the moisture content is lower than 0.02%. During the process the filament is cooled down by dry air and next it is bagged to make sure the product is the highest quality.
Once the product is unpacked we recommend to keep it in a dry and dark environment. If not maintained in a suitable environment the material can absorb up to 0.5% atmospheric moisture, this can create water vapour in the extrusion that can end up in a bad surface finish.

USE A SUITABLE DEVICE FOR PRINTING

This material requires demanding printing conditions, an extruder that can reach 270 ºC and a hot bed able to reach 110 ºC, make sure that your printer can achieve these temperatures in order to make your working pieces.

KEEP THE EXTRUDER IN GOOD CONDITION

Once printing is finished it is recommendable to clean the nozzle eliminating the excess of material to avoid seals and defects unwanted, if several materials are used it is advisable to have a nozzle for each material to avoid being mixed.

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