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PolyMaker lift car with PC-Max

Author: Matt Tyson/Wednesday, 18 May 2016/Categories: 3D Tech Supplies News, PolyMaker

PolyMaker lift car with PC-Max

3D Tech Supplies & Polymaker do not recommend using 3D Printed car jacks to replace a metal one for safety reasons, but it is amazing to see the potential of PC-Max for high strength components and parts. 

To demonstrate their newest addition to the PolyCarbonate family, PolyMaker have lifted a car with a car jack printed in PC-Max

Designed by Australian based 3D Designer Michael Tyson; Michael tested the jack in PC-Plus last october, after showcasing his jack was capable of lifting 240kg in concrete he attemted to lift his car with the jack. The jack took a large amount of the cars weight but in the end the incredible strength of PC-Plus was not enough for the task. 

Now Nicolas Tokotuu from PolyMaker has printed the jack in PC-Max and the Polymaker team have truly tested its capabilities. While the PC-Plus printed jack was unable to lift a car, PC-Max was capable of this incredible feat. This PC-Max scissor style jack is the first fully 3D Printed jack capable of lifting a car.

A T-Bar handle was designed for the jack but during Michaels PC-Plus test he used an extended socket set for more leverage when lifting the car jack. Its amazing to see the Polymaker team were not only able to lift the car, but did so with the original 3D printed T-Bar handle.

See the footage filmed by the PolyMaker team here:


PC-Max™, a new filament to join the family of Polycarbonate filaments on offer in Polymaker’s repertoire. PC-Max™ takes the already impressive characteristics of PC-Plus Polycarbonate, one step further. Following on from PC-Plus™, PC-Max™ offers increased tensile strength and impact resistance, making it one of the toughest filaments on the market. Aimed at the engineering sector this new filament has been in the research and development lab at Polymaker for over a year. The mechanical properties are unmatched by anything the industry has seen before. Polymaker have lowered the printing temperature of PC Max from 300°C – 320°C down to a moderate 250°C – 270°C. Furthermore, Polymaker have minimised the residual stress of PC-Max™ reducing the warping effect that plagues printing filaments towards the higher printing heat range. The dimensional stability of PC-Max™ gives this filament excellent heat resistance (over 110°C) making PC-Max™ suitable for mechanically demanding applications.

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