Our polycarbonate (also known as Lexan®) is perfect for high-impact applications, instrument panel covers, insulation applications, and fittings. It’s an incredibly versatile material that is well-loved in the robotics and automation industries.
This impressively tough and transparent material can withstand high impact over a wide range of temperatures, has a high heat deflection temperature, and has a high modulus of elasticity, making it a great fit for construction applications such as windows, skylights, and roof domes. Of course, that’s only an extremely small view into what polycarbonate is capable of in the industry.
Polycarbonate / Lexan® material absorbs very little moisture and has high-voltage insulating properties. This makes it ideal for use in electrical and electronic components. Its transparency also makes it a superior option for structural applications that require, or otherwise would like, healthy sightlines.
Polycarbonate is commonly used in anti-ballistic panels (aka bulletproof glass). If that doesn’t stand testament to its impact absorption, we’re not sure what else would. If you still need more convincing, it’s also got a lot of other great stuff:
This basically just means that polycarbonate thermoplastic is an absolutely resilient, powerful beast that won’t quit out on your projects.
|Advertised Thickness||.118″ | 3.0mm|
|Thickness Tolerance Positive||.006″|
|Thickness Tolerance Negative||.006″|
|Cutting Process||CNC Router|
|Min Part Size||1″ x 2″|
|Max Part Size||44″ x 30″|
|Min Hole Size (CNC Bit Size)||.125″|
|Min Bridge Size||.118″|
|Min Hole to Edge Size||.035″|
|Tab and Slot Tolerance||.010″
|Tensile Strength (Ultimate)||9.5 ksi|
|Tensile Strength (Yield)||9.0 ksi|
|Shear Strength||10 ksi|
|Shear Modulus||120 ksi|
|Fatigue Strength||1.0 ksi|
|Flexural Modulus||330 ksi|
|Flexural Strength||13 ksi|
|Elongation at Break||110%|
|Elastic Modulus||340 ksi|
|Comprehensive (Crushing) Strength||12 ksi|
|Thermal Conductivity||0.11 BTU/h-ft-°F|
|Maximum Temp (Decomposition)||890 °F|
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|Thread Size||4-40 x .250″|
|Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000)||.168″|
|Minimum sheet thickness||0.040″|
|Maximum sheet thickness||.125″|
|Minimum distance hole C/L to edge||0.230″|
|When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole.||.314″|
|Recommended panel material||Steel/Aluminum|
|Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)||0.040″-0.125″|
|Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)||0.048″-0.119″|