As a water-soluble support material, Ultimaker PVA empowers engineers and designers to create highly detailed surfaces and complex moving mechanical parts in just one run.
Coupled with the right build materials and our proven material profiles in Cura, Ultimaker's PVA opens up a whole new world of opportunities for intricate designs and versatile applications.
PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) is a water-soluble support material for multi-extrusion 3D printing. With good thermal stability, Ultimaker PVA is ideal for printing complex models that require supports for large overhangs, deep internal cavities, and intricate geometries.
Designed for a seamless 3D printing experience, our PVA provides good adhesion to both PLA and Nylon. For 3D Printing, PVA is being used for support material. It is used to print in combination with other materials and can be dissolved in water after the print is complete to facilitate support removal and final part post-processing.
Reasons to Choose Ultimaker PVA:
- Allows for the 2nd printing nozzle on the Ultimaker 3 to print dedicated dissolvable support
- Works with PLA and Nylon as a support material, not recommended with other materials due to adhesion differences.
- Allows for the printing of objects not previous possible on single extrusion printers
- Once dissolve, will not mar the finish on supported print surfaces
- Removing supports no longer requires a long and intensive removal process
- This formula is designed to work specifically with the Ultimaker 3 BB Print Core
- Good thermal stability resulting in better degradation resistance compared to other PVA filaments
- Less moisture sensitive than other PVA filaments
- Great adhesion to both PLA and Nylon
- Safe dissolution in tap water (no harmful chemicals required)
- Biodegradable with no hazardous by-products
- PVA allows to effortlessly create complex 3D prints by building water soluble support structures.
- Submerge: Put your 3D print in cold or warm water depending on the build material.
- Rinse: After PVA supports are dissolved, rinse the 3D print to remove any excess PVA solution.
- Dry: Let the 3D print dry and apply additional post processing to the build material if necessary.