aeForce™ PC-FR

aeForce™ PC-FR is an excellent flame-resistant material which is based on polycarbonate. By adding phosphorus flame retardant, PC has excellent self-extinguishing performance, and the flame-retardant grade can reach UL94 V-0 level (0.8mm). Compared with materials with halogen flame retardants, aeForce™ PC-FR will not release much smoke and toxic gases after burning.  Therefore, aeForce™ PC-FR is safer and more environmentally friendly, while still maintaining the excellent mechanical properties and heat resistance of polycarbonate.

Color: Black

Diameter: 1.75mm / 2.85mm

Net weight: 500g / 1kg / 2.5kg

Recommended Nozzle:

DLC Hardened Steel Nozzle 1100-HSD

Hardened Steel Nozzle 1100-HS

Ruby Nozzle A019

Recommended Hotend:Dragon series / Dragonfly series

Material Properties

PropertyTesting MethodTypical Value
DensityISO 11831.19g/cm³
Glass transition temperatureISO 11357115℃
Melt index250℃,2.16kg12g/10min
 UnannealedAnnealed at 90 °C for 4h
Heat deflection temperature(X-Y)

ISO 75:Method A

ISO 75:Method B

102℃(1.8MPa)

107℃(0.45MPa)

106℃ (1.8MPa)

110℃ (0.45MPa)

Tensile yield strength(X-Y)ISO 52758.09±0.68MPa61.50±0.66MPa
Elongation at Yield(X-Y)4.30±0.07%4.07±0.08%
Young’s modulus(X-Y)2532.29±85.81MPa2754.86±61.29MPa
Tensile breaking strength(X-Y)50.28±0.94MPa58.65±1.17MPa
Elongation at break(X-Y)7.06±1.49%5.06±0.75%
Tensile breaking strength(Z)ISO 52750.39±1.91MPa50.10±1.62MPa
Young’s modulus(Z)2649.30±145.33MPa2462.30±224.55MPa
Elongation at break(Z)2.65±0.21%2.82±0.20%
Bending strength(X-Y)ISO 17883.99±0.76MPa90.73±0.35MPa
Bending modulus(X-Y)1906.71±78.22MPa1857.86±128.77MPa
Charpy impact strengt(X-Y)ISO 17913.43±1.26 kJ/㎡9.49±0.76kJ/㎡
UL Flame-retardant Grade
0.4mm thicknessUL94V-2
0.8mm thicknessV-0
2.0mm thickness5VB

Recommended printing conditions

 

Nozzle Temperature250-270 °C
Recommended Nozzle Diameter>0.2 mm
Recommended build surface treatmentPEI Film or BuildTak
Build plate temperature110-120 °C
Chamber temperature80-100 °C
Raft separation distance0.16-0.18 mm
Cooling fan speedOff
Print speed30-90 mm/s
Retraction distance1-3 mm
Retraction speed1800-3600 mm/min

Other sugggestions:

PC filament is sensitive to moisture and can easily have stringing during printing. To reduce the stringing and surface roughness effectively, keep your filament in a dry box and control relative humidity to below 15%. If the filament has absorbed moisture already, dry the filament in an oven at 100-110°C for 4 hours.

It is recommended to anneal models printed with PC at 90℃ for 4h, which can effectively release the internal stress and prolong the service life.

Extrusion Force vs Print Speed Test

Test parameters: 12mm length brass heat block, BMG extruder, Phaetus Hardened Steel Nozzle, Nozzle size 0.4mm, Layer Height 0.2mm

Packing List