Polycarbonate Thermoplastic Injection Molding
Polycarbonates (PCs) are a group of tough, strong thermoplastic polymers. The molecular structure of these materials provides high stiffness, good thermal resistance, and relatively high viscosity during processing. Despite this, polycarbonates are generally easy to work with via molding and thermoforming, making them popular materials for a wide range of applications.
Stack Plastics has many years of experience in injection molding with polycarbonate materials. We deliver precision polycarbonate parts for a wide range of applications. Our expert team will work with you to determine if polycarbonates are the best material for your specific project specifications.
Contact us for more information regarding our polycarbonate injection molding options for enhanced product impact resistance and rugged toughness, or call us at 650-361-8600 and we will gladly assist you with your specific injection moulding polycarbonate questions.
Polycarbonate Molding Processes
The PC Injection Molding Process
Parts and components that are manufactured utilizing the polycarbonate injection molding process display a wide range of geometric complexities with outstanding part-to-part repeatability and tight tolerance capabilities. The polycarbonate injection molding process utilizes rapid heating and cooling aspects that produces parts and components with superior impact strength, excellent rigidity, and crystal-clear transparency.
Injection Molding Polycarbonate Advantages
PC injection molding is an exceptionally useful method of producing parts and components. Not only is plastic injection molding simpler and more reliable, it is also extremely efficient; providing numerous advantages over other methods of plastic molding. Some of the main benefits associated with injection moulding polycarbonate include:
- Excellent toughness
- High impact strength
- Excellent strength retention at elevated temperatures
- Stronger and less brittle than acrylic materials, with longer resistance to temperature extremes
- High heat resistance
- Naturally transparent (light transmission similar to glass)
- High tensile, shear, and flexural strength
- Low deformation under load
- Excellent creep resistance
- Low coefficient of thermal expansion
- Good dielectric properties
- Low moisture absorption
Injection Molding Polycarbonate Specifications
PC injection molding are a naturally transparent amorphous thermoplastic that are used to manufacture a wide range of materials that require advanced impact resistance and translucent qualities. Polycarbonate plastic injection molding material typically exhibits heat deflection temperatures of 270° F at 264 psi.
Additionally, the mechanical properties of polycarbonate such as tensile strength, flexural strength and flexural modulus decrease steadily with increasing temperature, while the impact strength drops dramatically as temperatures approach 0°F.
Polycarbonate Thermoplastic Injection Molding Applications
Polycarbonate thermoplastics are highly versatile and capable materials that are ideal for producing components found in a wide range of markets and applications. The surface quality of these materials provides high-end aesthetic value and advanced functionality. Typical applications include:
- Equipment housings
- Automotive components
- Lighting fixtures
- Brackets and structural components
- Eyeglass lenses
- Medical tubing
- Electrical connectors and insulators
- Instrument covers
Contact Stack Plastics for PC Injection Molding Services Today
Contact us for more information regarding our advanced quality injection moulding polycarbonate processes, or request a quote for an in-depth price analysis today. Stack plastics is your premier full-service ISO Certified: 13485:2016 custom plastic injection molding company.