Polycarbonate is high-strength, high clarity, and is able to withstand impact at a wide range of temperatures.
This tough and transparent material can withstand high impact over a wide range of temperatures. It has a high heat deflection temperature and high modulus of elasticity. Polycarbonate (also known as Lexan) absorbs very little moisture, and has good high voltage insulating properties. This makes it ideal for use in electrical and electronic components. Transparency also makes it a superior option for transparent structural applications.
Polycarbonate / Lexan is perfect for high impact applications, as well as instrument panel covers, insulation applications and fittings. It’s an incredibly versatile material, and is well loved in the robotics and automation industries. Please review our Design Guidelines here.
- High impact strength
- Unmatched clarity
- High modulus of elasticity
- Very low moisture absorption
- Excellent thermal stability
- High tensile, shear, and flexural strength
- Low deformation under load
- Low coefficient of thermal expansion
HIGH VOLTAGE INSULATION
|Maximum Part Size||46″ x 46″|
|Sheet Thickness||.118′, .177″, .236″ (+/- .005″)|
|Cutting Process||CNC, Chip-Subtractive|
|Tooling diameter||.125″ minimum|
|Minimum internal radius||.063″|
|Tensile Strength (PSI)||9,500|
|Tensile Modulus (PSI)||320,000|
|Tensile Elongation at Break (%)||60|
|Compressive Strength (PSI)||12,000|
|Compressive Modulus (PSI)||240,000|
|Rockwell Hardness||M70, R118|
|Melting Point||293 deg. F|
|Operating Temp||< 250 deg. F|
Plastic and composite materials cut on our CNC machine will have small tabs.
These tabs hold your parts in place while being cut to ensure the best accuracy precision. Click below to learn what to expect and how to best design with these tabs in mind.