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.
PolyCast™ features Polymaker's Layer-Free™ technology and Polymaker's Ash-Free™ technology:
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 layer-free.
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 heated bed or chamber required.
Complex Geometry - By 3D printing with PolyCast, you can manufacture metal parts with complex geometries that are simply not possible through tooling, casting or subtractive manufacturing.
Optimized for support - Polymaker have engineered PolyCast™ to print with supports that can easily break away from your parts and once your model is polished there is no scar left on the surface.
Uncompromised Quality - Polymakers leading quality control process and rigorous in-house testing, and rigorous in-house ensure reliable printing and consistency across spools and batches.
190˚C – 220˚C
40mm/s – 60mm/s
25˚C – 70˚C
Glass with glue, blue tape
1745 ± 151 Mpa
37.5 ± 1.7 Mpa
60.2 ± 1.6 Mpa
9.6 ± 0.9 kJ/m2
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It is highly recommended to use the PolyBox™ when printing with PolyCast™ and to store it in the resealable bag.
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.
DOWNLOADThe 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.