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CNC Machining Polycarbonate(PC) Service

Polycarbonate, or PC, is a very strong, durable, transparent thermoplastic with excellent impact resistance, making it an ideal material for structural components.

DEK offers one-stop CNC machining services for polycarbonate (PC), which includes four grades of polycarbonate (black, clear, translucent, 20% glass-filled). From prototypes to high volume production, we specialize in high quality machining of PCs, and you can get high precision custom polycarbonate (PC) parts. With advanced equipment and top-notch processing technology, we can meet your diverse project needs with fast delivery.

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Polycarbonate (PC) is an engineering plastic with high toughness, clarity, excellent dimensional stability, good strength and stiffness. It is also the material of choice for parts requiring clarity and impact strength.

DEK has highly sophisticated CNC machining centers, CNC milling machines, CNC lathes, injection molding machines, thermoforming machines, and laser cutting machines to meet a wide range of complex shaped parts processing, and we use advanced technology to ensure that each part meets strict quality standards.

DEK is a trusted, professional and efficient machining PC parts manufacturer, we can machine four grades of polycarbonate such as black, clear, translucent, 20% glass filled. Our custom machining PC services provide high quality parts for the electronics, automotive, and optical industries, ideal for consumer electronics housings, headlight housings, eyeglass lenses, and lenses, if you have a need for custom PC parts, contact us today.

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Basic Knowledge of Polycarbonate

What is PC (Polycarbonate)?

Polycarbonate (PC) is a clear and strong material which is part of the polyester family of plastics.  PC is produced through the reaction of bis-phenol A and carbonyl chloride in an interfacial process. It has carbonate groups in their structure. Its durability makes it resistant to breaking, and being lightweight, it's a great substitute for glass.

PC is melted and shaped under pressure to get its desired form. It's popular for its environmentally friendly production and recyclability. PC is transparent and can transmit light with high clarity. It is known for its ability to withstand high levels of impact without shattering. It can withstand a wide range of temperatures because it has good heat resistance, but it can soften at elevated temperatures.

Advantages of PC (Polycarbonate)

  • Lightweight
  • High impact resistance
  • Transparent
  • UV resistant
  • Good electrical insulation
  • Flame retardant
  • Easy to mold and shape
  • Chemical resistance
  • Cost-effective
  • Recyclable

Applications of PC (Polycarbonate)

  • Compact discs (CDs)
  • DVDs (Digital Versatile Discs)
  • Blu-ray discs
  • Eyewear lenses
  • Water bottles
  • Food storage containers
  • Safety goggles
  • Automotive headlamp lenses
  • Laptop and computer housings
  • Cellphone cases

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Machining Polycarbonate Buying FAQ

Yes, polycarbonate is generally considered an electrical insulator. It has good dielectric properties, meaning it can resist the flow of electric current.
Polycarbonate is not typically considered bulletproof on its own. While it is a strong and impact-resistant material, true bulletproof properties require specific manufacturing processes and additional layers, such as laminating polycarbonate with other materials like glass or acrylic, to create ballistic-resistant composites.
Yes, polycarbonate can be drilled using conventional drilling methods. It is important to use sharp drill bits and to control the drilling speed to avoid melting or cracking the material. Lubricants or coolants may also be used to dissipate heat generated during drilling.
Polycarbonate is susceptible to degradation when exposed to prolonged sunlight. The material can undergo a process called photodegradation, where UV radiation breaks down the polymer chains, leading to yellowing, loss of strength, and reduced optical clarity. To mitigate this effect, many polycarbonate products are treated with UV-resistant coatings or additives to enhance their weatherability.

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Polypropylene(PP)

Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer with high chemical resistance, low density, good electrical insulation, and low cost.

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PPSU

PPSU, or polyphenylsulphone, is an amorphous material that belongs to the polysulphone group. It has a high glass transition temperature and low moisture absorption.

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PMMA (Acrylic)

PMMA (Acrylic) is a clear and durable plastic often used for outdoor applications due to its UV resistance and weatherability.

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