At Essentium, our polycarbonate composites are an engineer’s dream. This material exhibits excellent mechanical properties, including high tensile strength and heat resistance. Reinforced with carbon fiber, this filament has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, giving you more for less. From quadcopters and biomedical devices to tooling and fixturing, our PC/CF allows you to create parts that are limited only by your imagination.
As innovators and material scientists, we are constantly pushing the envelope to discover new possibilities in polymer-based 3D printing. We have found that a disciplined use of particular composite materials grants us control over material properties, allowing innovation to move forward. Carbon Fiber-filled Polycarbonate is our first commercially available filament that demonstrates this principle. Polycarbonate is an ideal engineering polymer. It is very strong and lightweight with good electrical insulating properties and high heat resistance. Adding chopped carbon fibers into the polymer, augments many of the advantages inherent to the base material and increases its dimensional stability, yielding a filament with a strength and stiffness designed for the most demanding applications.