Polycarbonates are thermoplastics known for toughness and transparency and they offer very high impact strength and elasticity. They are easily worked, molded, and thermoformed; as such, these plastics are very widely used in modern manufacturing.

This polymer is highly transparent to visible light and has better light transmission characteristics than many kinds of glass. CR-39 is a specific polycarbonate material with good optical and mechanical properties, frequently used for eyeglass lenses. Read more about the uses and benefits machining polycarbonate below. Request a quote for our polycarbonate manufacturing services today.

View the Polycarbonate Materials Properties Chart

Material Highlights:

  • High impact strength
  • Excellent strength retention at elevated temperatures
  • High tensile, shear, and flexural strength
  • High modulus of elasticity
  • Low deformation under load
  • Excellent creep and cold flow resistance
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Good electrical insulation properties
  • Easy to fabricate & machine
  • Better light transmission than glass

Manufacturing Capabilities:

  • Tanks
  • Machine guards
  • Fittings
  • Instrument covers
  • Equipment parts
  • Windows
  • Medical tubing
  • Lenses for light fixtures
  • Impact resistant windows
  • Security windows for banks
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Automotive headlamp lenses
  • Nalgene bottles
  • Animal enclosures
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