Garolite G-10

garolite g-10 cnc material

At a Glance

Process

Lead Time

Colors

Tolerance

Price

Applications

As fast as 7 days
Green, yellow (based on availability)
With drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm
No drawing: ISO 2768 medium
$$$
Circuit board substrates, jigs, fixtures, boating applications (as it does not absorb water)

About the Material

Garolite G-10 (also known as phenolic and epoxy-grade industrial laminate) is a composite material with a low coefficient of thermal expansion. Additionally, it does not absorb water and is an excellent insulator, which makes it really useful for electronics applications.

Material Properties

Tensile Strength

Elongation at Break

Hardness

Density

Maximum
Temperature

McMaster Part Number

35,000-50,000 PSI
Not rated
Rockwell M110
0.069 lbs / cubic in
265° F

Material Finish

Garolite G-10 comes in a variety of mostly opaque colors (such as green and yellow, depending on availability). It is smooth and has a matte surface when machined. Additionally, Garolite G-10 can be machined to a variety of surface roughnesses.

Design Recommendations

Min Wall Thickness

Min End Mill Size

Min Drill Size

Max Part Size

Undercuts

Radii : Depth

1.0 mm
0.8mm
(0.03 in)
0.5 mm
(0.02 in)
1200 x 500 x 152 mm [x,y,z] (mill) 
152 x 394 mm 
[d,h] (lathe)
Square profile, full radius, dovetail profiles
Depth must not exceed 12x drill bit diameter.
For end mills, depth must not exceed 10x tool diameter.

Related Resources

Engineer's Guide to CNC Machining for Prototyping Hardware
Fictiv CNC Material Datasheet