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USA & Canada
A 3D printed forming tool used to create a V-fold in sheet metal made with FDM PC (polycarbonate) material.

PC (Polycarbonate) FDM Filament

FDM Thermoplastic
PC FDM Filament With High Impact Strength

Polycarbonate FDM filament is a strong, dimensionally stable, heat-resistant thermoplastic notable for its high impact strength. These characteristics mean the parts you print retain their shape and dimensional accuracy. In addition, polycarbonate’s high impact strength provides toughness, making it a suitable material for high-durability applications that include functional prototyping, manufacturing tooling, and low-volume end-use parts.

Compared to other unfilled FDM engineering plastics, PC offers one of the most durable materials relative to strength and toughness. FDM PC also offers high compression strength for this class of materials and can be used for metal-forming dies for production quantities in the range of 500 to 1000 units or to validate tool design before investing in final tooling.

In addition to the standard white color, black and red are available from the Stratasys Validated Material portfolio. Stratasys Validated Materials are developed by Stratasys or a third-party provider, meet Stratasys quality standards and have received basic reliability testing for use with Stratasys FDM printers.

Polycarbonate FDM filament offers a strong yet lower-cost solution compared to high-performance and filled thermoplastics for applications that require durable mechanical properties.

Typical applications

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Concept models, early prototyping and functional prototypes.

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Jigs, fixtures and manufacturing aids.

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Production Parts

Low-volume production and highly customized parts.

Performance properties


Tensile Yield Strength*

  • PC: 60 MPa
  • Nylon 12: 50 MPa
  • PC-ABS: 36 MPa

*XZ orientation

Compatible printers


Fortus 450mc

Leverage the versatility of being able to print using multiple FDM materials with the Fortus 450mc printer.

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For big parts, large print jobs or a combination of both, rely on the F900, compatible with most Stratasys FDM thermoplastics

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F3300 3D printer


Print up to twice as fast and lower your cost per part with the F3300.

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PC product data sheet


PC safety data sheet

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Materials testing procedure