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PVA

Overview

A Water-soluble material used for supports in 3D printing.

PVA is typically only used as a supporting filament in printers with dual extruders. The machine can be loaded with PVA and another filament such as PLA; The object will be printed with PLA and the supports will use PVA, The finished print can then be placed into a body of water to dissolve all of the supports almost instantaneously. 

Due to being designed to work as a supporting material, PVA filaments typically aren’t suited to performing other roles due to their soluble nature. It can be used for prototypes and testing designs, But should not be used for parts with long-term usage.

Some PVA filaments have additives that make them better at supporting certain materials. PVA-M has great adhesion to PLA, and ABS. PVA-S can handle higher temperatures and adheres very well to ABS-X,  ASA-X, PET-G, and some TPU filaments. 

Strength

Medium

Durability

Low

Printability

Very Easy

Pros

Cons

Recommended Settings

Print Temp

190°C - 210°C

Temp may vary on brand

Bed Temp

0°C

Temp may vary on brand

Print Surface

No Heated Bed Required
No Enclosure Required

Example Prints