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Polymakers PC-Max Polycarbonate filament vs 1000kg lift

Author: Matt Tyson/Tuesday, 9 August 2016/Categories: 3D Tech Supplies News, PolyMaker

Polymakers PC-Max Polycarbonate filament vs 1000kg lift

Polymaker are no stranger to testing their engineering filaments, earlier this year they printed our car jack design in PC-Max and successfully lifted a car!

PC-Max Car Jack test (Do not try at home)

This time PC-Max has a new challenger… 1000kg of the PolyCarbonate it’s made of! The crane hook for this test printed in Polymakers PC-Max PolyCarbonate with 40% infill. The purpose of this test was a visual non scientific tensile strength test to showcase the strength of PC-Max

The first test was a 750kg lift, PC-Max performed beautifully holding the weight of the bags effortlessly.
The hook first started to show signs of stress during their 825kg lift but PC-Max didn’t want to give up yet! 

We don’t want to spoil the results so we highly recommend watching Polymakers video below!

SPOILERS:

While 850kg was the killing blow, this was an amazing feat considering this crane hook was only printed with a 40% infill! You can imagine how well this crane hook may have performed as a completely solid hook with 100% infill. Could PC-Max come back to try a second attempt? We will have to wait and see! 
 

You can read more about PC-Max by visiting our PC-Max catalogue page.

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