ABS vs PC in 3d printing prototypes

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Hello everyone, I’m currently exploring options for 3d print durable functional prototypes and I’m choosing between ABS and PC materials. These prototypes will be subjected to mechanical stress tests and environmental conditions. Could anyone shed some light on what to pay attention to while choosing between those options? Any experiences or data comparisons appreciated.

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Dear Mark,

thanks for your question. In the following we have a nice article comparing both materials.

One point, I want to add is not to print bigger parts in ABS, because the risk of deformation.

https://www.xometry.com/resources/materials/polycarbonate-vs-abs/

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      Hello everyone, I’m currently exploring options for 3d print durable functional prototypes and I’m choosing between ABS and PC materials. These prototypes will be subjected to mechanical stress tests and environmental conditions. Could anyone shed some light on what to pay attention to while choosing between those options? Any experiences or data comparisons appreciated.

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      Dear Mark,

      thanks for your question. In the following we have a nice article comparing both materials.

      One point, I want to add is not to print bigger parts in ABS, because the risk of deformation.

      https://www.xometry.com/resources/materials/polycarbonate-vs-abs/

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