PVA (or PolyVinyl Alcohol) is widely used in traditional industries, such as the textile industry and papermaking industry. PVA is also used in a wide variety of coatings.
The unique characteristic of PVA (totally dissolving in water) makes it a very interesting material for FDM/FFF desktop 3D printing. PVA’s water solubility makes PVA filament particularly suitable as a support material for printing complex ABS, or PLA structures. If your 3D printer has a dual extruder, you can print with ABS/PLA and PVA to build structures which are impossible to make without support material. When your print is done just give it a nice bath in cold/warm water, let the PVA dissolve resulting in a seemingly “impossible” creation made with a FFF/FDM desktop 3D printer. Imagine which complex structures you are now able to print. Extremely difficult to print models, which were previously only printable with very expensive SLS printers, become available to FFF/FDM 3D printers by making use of a soluble support material like PVA! Think about mechanical applications – such as ball bearings, ball and socket joints, and caged gear mechanisms – which are now available for printing with FFF/FDM 3D printers. Also think about applications, such as being able to make water soluble moulds.
Our AquaSolve - PVA filament is a colourless and odourless high quality filament and extrudes around 180°C to 205°C and is suitable with all RepRap-technology based desktop 3D printers, such as MakerBot, Ultimaker, RepRap (Mendel, Huxley, Prusa), UP!, Solidoodle, Leapfrog, and many more.
AquaSolve - PVA printed parts dissolve completely in cold water. However, warm water will speed up the dissolving process. The fastest results can be obtained by dissolving our PVA in continuously heated bath of water.
AquaSolve does not contain any hazardous, or chemical substances. In fact, all our AquaSolve filaments are RoHS certified and REACH compliant.
Filament Net Weight: 0.3Kg ± 2%
Spool Size (D x h): 200mm x 55mm
Spool Hub Diameter: 52 mm
Carton Box Size (L x W x H): 200mm x 200mm x 60 mm
Packaged weight 0.8 Kg