Bio-Compatible 3D Printed Parts with Superior Strength

Commonly used in food and drug packaging and medical device manufacturing due to its strength and medical compatibility, PC-ISO is bio-compatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI) and can be gamma or EtO sterilized.

Overview

PC-ISO is a bio-compatible thermoplastic that provides medical, pharmaceutical, and food-packaging designers the ability to print strong, heat-resistant models, tools, and fixtures straight from CAD.  Available in two colours, PC-ISO features sterilizable printing material using gamma radiation or EtO (ethylene oxide) sterilization methods and is suitable for applications requiring higher strength and sterilization.

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Material Performance

PC-ISO is an industrial thermoplastic, which in its raw state, is biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI)* and can be gamma or EtO sterilized.

Material Properties Izod notch testing

IZOD IMPACT,
NOTCHED

107 J/m XZ axis

Material Properties Heat Deflection

Heat Deflection
Temperature

133°C

Material Properties Flexural Strength

Flexural
Strength

90 MPa XZ axis

Material Properties Tensile Strength

Tensile
Strength

57 MPa XZ axis

Material Highlights

Characteristics

  • Opaque
  • Heat-resistant
  • Bio-compatible
  • Strong and durable
  • Dimensionally stable

Options

  • Available in White and Translucent with both hands-free and break away support

Uses

  • Food and drug packaging
  • Medical device manufacturing
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Tooling
  • Strong production parts
  • Other applications requiring higher strength and sterilization

Advantages

  • Gamma radiation or ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization
  • Superior mechanical properties
  • Accurate, reliable functional testing

Performance Scale

Material Colours

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Technical Specifications

Mechanical Properties  Test Method English  Metric
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 8,300 psi 57 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)  ASTM D638 289,800 psi 2,000 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 4% 4%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 13,100 psi 90 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 310,000 psi 2,100 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 1.6 ft-lb/in 86 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 1 ft-lb/in 53 J/m
Thermal Properties Test Method English Metric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi ASTM D648 271°F 133°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi ASTM D648 260°F 127°C
Glass Transition (Tg) DMA (SSYS) 322°F 161°C
Vicat Softening ISO 306 282°F 139°C
Melt Point NA NA
Electrical Properties Test Method Value Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 1.5x10e14 – 8.0x10e13 ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 3.0 – 2.8
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 .0009 – .0005
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 370 – 70 V/mil
Other Test Method Value
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.2
flame Classification UL 94 HB

Applications

System Compatibility

Frotus 450mc 3D Printer

Fortus 450mc

Fortus 900mc