BVOH BCN3D Filaments
Hidrosoluble / Support material / Wide compatibility
BVOH (Butenediol vinyl alcohol copolymer) is a water-soluble thermoplastic optimized for the FFF manufacturing process. Our BVOH extends the compatibility with most of BCN3D filaments and can be easily printed to create the support and then dissolved with ordinary water. In comparison with PVA, BVOH supports allow to achieve better surface quality, to orientate the part to get better mechanical properties and even to print multi-component models and mechanisms with a fastest dissolution and easier to remove.
Compatibility: Find out the BCN3D printers and filaments compatibility
- Water-soluble supports for partially enclosed cavities and complex geometries
- Smooth finish on functional prototypes
- Sacrificial molds
- Movable mechanisms
- Hollow parts
- Water-soluble material
- Compatible with PLA, Tough PLA, PET-G, TPU 98A, ABS, PA and PAHT CF15
- Fastest dissolution
- Easy to remove inside small parts
- Less clogging issues
- Highly hygroscopic
Datasheets:Download safety and technical data sheets
Use support materials to expand your 3D printing horizons
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How to print
For BCN3D Stratos users:
Get a proper printing profile for BVOH using the ones integrated into the BCN3D Stratos. Download the latest version of BCN3D Stratos.
To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo.
- Store it in an airtight container with desiccant.
- Dry filament before printing. Place it in a hot air dryer or vacuum oven at 60ºC for 4 to 16 hours.
- Calibrate the printer to ensure a reliable adhesion between materials and a proper alignment of both printheads.
- Clean the hotend after long prints or when switching material.
Solubility put to the test
BVOH dissolves two times faster than PVA. In this side-by-side comparison, see for yourself in real time just how quickly BVOH dissolves, and how its dissolution time fares against PVA's.
Printing of large overhangsOur BVOH is compatible with PLA, PET-G, ABS, TPU, PA and PAHT CF15, thus allowing the creation of water-soluble support structures for the printing of parts also when using highly technical materials.
Printing of complex partsExceptional quality of the surfaces in contact with the supports and easy removal of the support even in hard-to-reach geometries.
Support for technical materialsExcellent compatibility and adhesion with ABS and exceptional quality of the surface in contact with the support material.