3DXTECH™ 3DXSTAT™ ESD PC
About The Materials
3DXSTAT™ ESD PC is an advanced ESD-Safe compound designed for use in critical applications which require electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. Made using cutting-edge multi-wall carbon nanotube technology, state of the art compounding technology, and precision extrusion processes. Target surface resistance of 10^7 to 10^9 Ohm.
Benefits of Polycarbonate (PC) Include:
High thermal properties including a Tg of 147°C
Amorphous structure gives low, near isotropic shrinkage
Excellent ductility and impact resistance
Very low odor emitted while printing
Wide processing range of 265-300°C
Benefits of 3DXSTAT™ Include:
Consistent surface resistivity
Improved retention of impact & elongation
Low particulate contamination
Minimal contribution to outgassing and ionic contamination
Target Conductivity for 3DXSTAT ESD PC:
10^7 to 10^9 ohm surface resistivity on 3DP sample using concentric ring test method.
Note: Internal studies have indicated that increased extruder temperatures can achieve higher levels of conductivity. Likewise, lower extruder temperatures have resulted in lower levels of conductivity. Each printer is set-up differently, not to mention varied part geometry. Therefore, expect some trial time to understand how ESD PC filament works in your specific printer and application.
Surface Conductivity as a Function of Extruder Temperature:
The surface resistance of the printed ESD PC part will vary depending on the printer’s extruder temperature. For example, if your testing indicates the part is too insulative, then increasing the extruder temperature will result in improved conductivity. Therefore, the surface resistance can be ‘dialed-in’ by adjusting the extruder temperature up or down depending on the reading you receive on your part.