MakerBot has today announced the addition of two new materials – PC-ABS, PC-ABS FR to the materials portfolio for their METHOD platform. This brings the total number of available materials for the METHOD platform to 10 and outlines the company’s commitment to open up more application possibilities for engineers.
PC-ABS (polycarbonate-acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) contains polycarbonate and delivers higher impact strength and heat resistance than standard ABS, and is used frequently in injection molding. PC-ABS FR adds flame retardant properties on top of PC-ABS and meets the UL-94 V0 standard, an important fire safety specification.
Both materials feature high heat resistant properties and high tensile strength and are ideal for the automotive, rail, and electronics industries. Typical applications could include:
- Automotive and rail parts
- LCD panels
- Electronics enclosures
- Adapters and chargers
- Portable handheld devices
- Cosmetic covers
Besides yielding more successful prints and delivering high-quality parts on a consistent basis, it also reduces the time to market for new products. The addition of PC-ABS is thus another example of METHOD’s ability to support real engineering-grade materials that print more successfully with a heated chamber.
End-use injection molded parts are commonly made of PC-ABS, thus it is important for engineers to prototype their designs with something that is as close to their end-use part as possible. PC-ABS can also be printed with SR-30 soluble supports, enabling the printing of complex geometries with intricate or deep internal cavities or overhangs.
Available in black color, shipping for PC-ABS and PC-ABS FR will begin in June. You can use the contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +65 6631 8555 to leave an inquiry. Alternatively, you can get a quote for pre-orders.