PVA BCN3D Filaments

Easy, Support material, Water-soluble

45,00

Overview

PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol) is a water soluble polymer, ideal to to work as support material for multi-material 3D Printing.

Optimized for the FFF manufacturing process, our PVA works seamlessly with PLA, TPU, PET-G and Nylon, becoming a reliable universal support material to print complex geometries, large overhangs or intricate cavities.

PVA 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.

For more information about what is PVA and what it is for, watch this video: Link

Applications

  • Exceptional adhesion with PLA
  • Also great in combination with PET-G, TPU and Nylon.
  • For not very demanding geometries can also work with ABS

Properties

  • Improved thermal stability to avoid jamming and degradation issues
  • Less sensitive to ambient moisture, increasing durability
  • As easy to dissolve as immersing it into tap water
  • Biodegradable

Datasheets:

Download safety and technical data sheets

How to print

Printer setting

Extruder temp.
210° C - 230° C
Retraction dist.
4mm
Bed temp.
65° C
Cooling fan
Yes
Speed
20-30mm/s
Min. layer height
0.05mm
Retraction speed
40mm/s

For Cura users:

Get a proper printing profile for PLA using the ones integrated into the BCN3D Cura. Download the latest version of BCN3D Cura.

Bed adhesion:

To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo.

Recommendations:

PVA plastic is quite hygroscopic, that means it readily absorbs water from the air. Make sure PVA is dry before printing. There are two ways to dry PVA. Place it in an oven or in an dehydrator at 60ºC for 6 to 8 hours. After drying, store it in an airtight container with desiccant.
Use an ultrasonic cleaner for a faster support dissolution.
PVA emits low levels of gasses and particles when printed. We recommend printing it in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.