PolyCast™ is a filament designed to produce investment patterns for investment casting applications. 3D printing significantly cuts down both the cost and lead time by eliminating the tooling process.
Layer-Free™ - Layer-Free™ technology involves exposing a 3D printed part to an aerosol of micro-sized alcohol droplets, generated by a rapidly vibrating, perforated membrane called the nebulizer. The aerosol will then be adsorbed by the surface of the 3D printed part and render it smooth and minimizing layer lines.
Ash-Free™ - Ash-Free™ technology allows Polymaker’s filament which has been designed for investment casting to burn off cleanly without any residue, enabling defect-free metal parts. 3D printing has been used to produce investment casting patterns as it cuts down both the cost and lead time for small-volume production runs.
No Ash - PolyCast™ burns off cleanly without any residue, enabling defect-free metal parts
Low Cost - PolyCast™ is a cost-effective solution, with a lower cost compared to other 3D printing technologies (e.g. SLA/DLP/SLS).
Effortless Post-processing - PolyCast™ can be effortlessly post-processed in the Polysher™ (sold separately) reducing layering and delivering superior surface quality. Easy-to-print - PolyCast™ is compatible with most 3D printers, printing under similar conditions to PLA with no heated bed or chamber required.
Uncompromised Quality - Polymakers leading quality control process and rigorous inhouse testing, ensure reliable printing and consistency across spools and batches.
The typical values presented in Polymakers data sheet are intended for reference and comparison purposes only. Due to the nature of 3D printing they should not be used for design specifications or quality control purposes.
Print Settings Mechanical Properites Thermal Properties Notes Nozzle Temperature: 190˚C – 220˚C Printing Speed: 40mm/s – 60mm/s Bed Temperature: 25˚C – 70˚C Bed Surface: Glass with glue, blue tape Cooling Fan: ON Note: Based on 0.4 mm nozzle and Simplify 3D v.3.1. Printing conditions may vary with different printers and nozzle diameters Young’s Modulus: 1745 ± 151 Mpa Tensile Strength: 37.5 ± 1.7 Mpa Bending Strength: 60.2 ± 1.6 Mpa Impact Strength: 9.6 ± 0.9 kJ/m2 Glass Transition Temperature: 70˚C Vicat Softening Temperature: 67˚C Decomposition Temperature: 260˚C Drying Settings: 60˚C for 12h Recommended Support Materials: PolyDissolve™ S1 Other: It is highly recommended to use the PolyBox™ when printing with PolyCast™ and to store it in the resealable bag. Technical Data Sheets: Contact us Safety Data Sh