Generic (ABS, ...)
Trade Name
Materials Home
General Information
Polymer Home
Glossary
Material Science
Overview
Characteristics
Comparisons
Selection Criteria
Applications
Flow Characteristics
Datasheet Primer
Major Categories
Polymer Index
History Timeline
List by Process
Thermoplastic/Thermoset
Specific Polymer
Category / Grades
Resources
Bibliography
Power Transmission

Gear drives, bearings, motors, clutches, couplings, machine controls, sensors and components.

Essentials of Manufacturing

Information, coverage of important developments and expert commentary in manufacturing.

Quality Magazine

Techniques to improve quality on the shop floor and in manufacturing planning.

Laser Focus World

Semiconductors, medical equipment, lasers, optics and aviation and aerospace.

more free magazines
Introduction

Polycarbonate, also known as PC, has been mass-produced since 1958.
  - It is a thermoplastic polycondensate.
- Applications: PC can be used to make optical lenses, windows, medical items, CD's, and power tool housings. It can also be used in truck cabs.
- General properties: It has excellent strength, toughness, dimensional stability, dielectric strength, flame retardancy, and impact resistance (highest among transparent rigid materials). It is, however, susceptible to stress cracking with aromatic solvents, and is difficult to machine.
- Trade Name: Lexan, Makrolon.
Specific Grades of Polycarbonate
Glossary