PC-Max features unmatched toughness compared to other materials of similar stiffness and excellent impact strength, heat resistance and fracture toughness!

Polymaker PC-Max is a new polycarbonate based 3D printing filament designed for FDM / FFF desktop 3D printing!

PC-Max offers best in class toughness unobtainable of other 3D printing materials of similar stiffness. The excellent impact strength, heat resistance and fracture toughness of PC-Max make it a fantastic choice for engineering applications and parts that require high strength.

PolyCarbonate (PC) used to be reserved for those expensive “industrial” machines. It was notoriously difficult to print, printing at over 300 °C!

Polymaker lowered the printing temperature of their PolyCarbonate to a moderate 250 – 270 °C offering the fantastic strength of PC but with moderate printing temperatures and in return great warping resistance.

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PC-Max Black

PC-Max Black

PC-Max Black
PC-Max White

PC-Max White

PC-Max White

Features & Quality Control

Extreme Toughness

Polymaker PC-Max is an excellent choice for real-world engineering applications, offering toughness that is unobtainable from other 3D printing materials of similar stiffness.

Heat Resistance

Polymaker PC-Max is capable of withstanding temperatures well above 110 ºC, offering better heat resistance than almost all other 3D printing materials on the market.

Easy Printing

PolyCarbonate (PC) used to be a notoriously difficult material to print that was mainly reserved for those “industrial” FDM machines. Polymaker dramatically lowered the 3D printing temperature to bring this high strength material to the desktop 3D printing market. PC-Max prints at moderate temperatures with excellent warping resistance.

Let’s Talk Engineering

PolyCarbonace (PC) has become one of the most widely used engineering plastics for the last 60 years. Polymaker have brought this age-old material to the burgeoning industry of 3D printing.

Excellent Mechanical Strength

PC-Max printed parts when compared to ABS and PLA show dramatically improved mechanical strength under almost every deformation test.

Post-Process Capabilities

Post processing PC-Max is easy, just sand your print to achieve a beautiful smooth surface.

Uncompromised Quality

Polymaker are market leaders for quality in the 3D Printing Industry. All Polymaker filaments go through an 8 step process of quality control to ensure the filament that reaches your door meets the quality expectations of Polymakers experienced technicians.

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Net Weight ~ 750g

Glass Transition Temp ~ 113 °C

Density ~ 1.18 – 1.20 g/cm³

Diameters ~ 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm

Tolerance ~ ± 0.05 mm
50 Microns
(Typical~ ± 0.02 mm )

Recommended 3D printing temperature
250 – 270 °C (Diameter of 1.75 mm)
250 – 270 °C (Diameter of 2.85 mm)

Recommended 3D print speed
30 – 90 mm/s

Recommended heated bed temperature

Recommended Heated bed
If equipped set to 80 °C

Build platform
Polymaker recommend using PC-Max with BuildTak™, a build plate surface designed specifically for desktop FDM/FFF printers. Each roll of PC-Max comes with a sheet of Buildtak!

Includes Buildtak!

Every roll of Polymaker PC-Max includes 1x 203 x 203mm sheet of BuildTak; the ideal 3D Printing surface!



  • PC-Max vs 1000kg!
    A non scientific tensile strength lift test. Can the PC-Max 3D printed hook lift 1 ton of the Polycarbonate that the filament is made up of?
  • Lifting a car with the PC-Max printed car jack!
    Polymaker printed the car jack in PC-Max on an Ultimaker 2+ extended and lifted a car with it!
  • Introducing Polymaker PC
    The Next Generation Polycarbonate for the 3D Printing Industry.
  • Polymaker PC - User Guide
    A brief run through of the optimal settings and conditions when printing Polymaker PC (Polycarbonate)
  • Interview with Polymaker discussing PC-Plus & PC-Max
    Aaron Jennings from Polymaker talks to TCT about how they're bringing Polycarbonate to the market to help professionals create and prototype real parts.