3DXMAX® Black Polycarbonate Filament – 1.75mm
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3DXMAX® Black Polycarbonate Filament (PC) by 3DXtech® is a premium high-heat material for 3D printing. PC has some of the best mechanical properties & high-heat resistance in the 3D Printing world (Tg of 147°C). Our PC allows for the printing of functional prototypes and production parts with very fine detail and excellent surface quality. 3DXMAX® PC is suitable for use in both consumer-grade and industrial FDM/FFF printers that have a heated print bed and extruders that can reach upwards of 300°C. Made by 3DXTECH® in the USA.
3DXMAX® Polycarbonate Settings:
- Optimal Print Temp: 280-310°C
- Bed Temp: 110 – 120°C
- Bed Prep: ABS / Acetone Slurry on clean glass at 120°C works best
- Enclosure: Although not 100% necessary, we recommend using a printer with an enclosure to help keep some heat in while printing with PC
For tips on printing and best practices check out Printing with Polycarbonate.
|Spool Sizes||750 Grams||500 Grams|
|Hub Diameter (mm)||53.09||53.09|
|Spool Diameter (mm)||201.61||201.61|
|Spool Thickness (mm)||63.5||53.98|
Bed preparation is an essential key to a successful print. Our recommendation when printing Polycarbonate is to use what is known as ABS Slurry as a bed adhesive.
- ABS (we recommend using natural filament stands if available)
- Metal, glass, PP (polypropylene) or HDPE (high-density polyethylene) plastic container (the recycle code on the container will indicate what type of plastic it is)
- Scale or something for measuring
- Scissors, snips or cutters
ABS Slurry Instructions
- Measure 50mL of Acetone into your container
- Cut or chop ABS into small pieces measuring roughly 20g, placing it into your container of Acetone
- Once submerged in Acetone slightly agitate the chopped ABS by stirring the mixture
- Let mixture set-up overnight until all ABS pieces have dissolved
- Once done depending on how much ABS is used the mixture should have the consistency between milk and paste.
- Because this mixture uses Acetone it is NOT recommended on any printing surface except kapton tape on glass or directly to the glass.
- Using a small foam or bristle paint brush put a thin coat on the area where the print will be