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Polycarbonate (PC) Machining

A Guide to Polycarbonate CNC Machined Parts: Properties, Applications and Design Considerations

What is Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate (PC) is one of the fastest growing engineering plastics with global demand exceeding 1.5 million tons.

It has good electrical properties as well as high impact resistance that will withstand extreme temperatures.

Due to its amorphous nature and low crystallinity, PC is highly transparent to visible light, with better light transmission than many types of glass.

Polycarbonate is a mid-price range thermoplastic and is therefore popular as a versatile option for a variety of applications.

Glass-filled grades are also available with enhanced properties.

Main Attributes of Polycarbonate:


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Detailed information about Polycarbonate for designers including UK stock sizes and technical properties can be found in the tabs below. Please note: this information is provided as a guide only. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by Penta Precision in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.

Similar or obsolete designation and trade names

You may also see Polycarbonate referred to as:

Polycarbonate Components, Applications & Industries

Here are some examples of the industries and components for which Polycarbonate is appropriate. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please do get in touch if you are considering using Polycarbonate and we can talk through your project with you.

Typical Components & Applications:
  • Covers
  • Housings
  • Connectors
  • Appliances
  • Boxings
  • Rollers
  • Seals
  • Manifolds
  • Insulators
  • Gaskets
  • Packaging
  • Glazings
  • Casings
  • Covers
  • Rear and side car windows
  • Car exterior parts
  • Lenses
  • Optical storage media
  • Safety helmets




      Polycarbonate CNC Milled Part

      Industry Examples:
      • Electrical and electronics
      • Telecommunications
      • Automotive and transportation
      • Mechanical engineering
      • Food technology
      • Medical
      • Optical
      • Semiconductor

      Polycarbonate Machining Service - Polycarbonate Milling & Turning

      Penta Precision provides highly accurate Polycarbonate machined parts. Customers turn to us when they have had quality and delivery issues with their existing suppliers and need a reliable precision machining partner.

      Penta Precision provides the following Polycarbonate machining services: 

      • CNC milling – prototypes & large batch runs
      • CNC turning – prototypes & large batch runs
      • Insert installation
      • Part marking
      • Manual milling
      • Manual turning
      • Machining design advice
      • Machining drawing service

      Reasons to Choose Penta:

      • ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance
      • Consistent high quality machined parts
      • Reliable delivery dates - our track record speaks volumes
      • Exceptional customer service and communication
      • Machining design advice
      • Extensive experience in our field
      What Makes Penta Different?

      There are 3 key elements that run through the core of our company and staff at every level to ensure we deliver an exemplary service that goes above and beyond. We like to call these our 3 C's:

      • We Communicate well 
      • We take Care at each stage
      • Our service is Consistent

      See our ‘Proven Process’ page to find out more

      We are regularly machining Polycarbonate for customers all over the UK. Our customers depend on our machining expertise as well as our outstanding delivery performance, to machine the highest quality parts. If you'd like to discuss how we can help you with your Ploycarbonate machining requirements, here's a list of ways to get in touch with us.

      Can we meet your
      Polycarbonate machining needs?
      Call our engineering team on
      +44 (0) 23 9266 8334
      or contact us via our email form

      “Penta are like “Ronseal”, they do what it says on the Tin. Excellent communication with good technical feedback. Quality products, at competitive prices.'' Peter - Managing Director 

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