MakerBot has announced the addition of PC-ABS and PC-ABS FR to its METHOD 3D printing material line-up.
With 10 materials now available for the METHOD ‘ performance 3D printing ‘ portfolio including ABS, ASA Nylon, PETG, Tough, PLA, SR-30 and PVA, the desktop 3D printing leader says it wants to open up more industrial applications for engineers.
Available in black, PC-ABS (polycarbonate-acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) offers high heat resistant properties and high tensile strength, while PC-ABS FR is a flame-retardant variant which meets the UL-94 V0 fire safety standard. Both materials are ideal for applications across automotive and rail, LCD panels, appliances, electronics enclosures, handles, adapters and chargers, portable handheld devices and cosmetic covers. The addition of polycarbonate to ABS is said to deliver higher impact strength and heat resistance compared to standard ABS. Combined with the METHOD X’s enclosed build chamber, which now benefits from an increased temperature at […]
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