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As the name implies, water-soluble filaments produce prints that dissolve when soaked or submerged in water. If you have never used them before, you might ask – what will a print that degrades so easily be good for? Water-soluble filaments are primarily used to create support structures. You may be eyeing a design that has several overhanging features or have parts that are more complex than usual. If you do not want your print to fall apart before you are even done printing, then it would be a good idea to incorporate support structures into your design.

The most common compound used for water-soluble filaments is polyvinyl alcohol, or PVA. Being a polar compound, PVA completely dissolves in water, although the process may take a couple of hours. It is non-toxic and biodegradable, making it the material of choice for many industrial applications, such as textile glazing, paper coating, and contact lens solutions.

The best part about using PVA is that it breaks down into harmless and non-toxic alcohols after it dissolves in water. This means that you can safely dispose of the dissolved solution down your drain after using, although we still recommend flushing it down with liberal amounts of water to remove the alcohol-saturated solution from your drain pipes.

  • Zortrax - Z-SUPPORT Premium (For M300 Dual or Inventure; 800g Spool) - Project 3D Printers
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    Zortrax - Z-SUPPORT Premium (For M300 Dual or Inventure; 800g Spool)

    Zortrax

    Z-SUPPORT Premium Water-soluble BVOH 3D Filament A water-soluble support filament for 3D printing which has a fast dissolution rate and leaves no...

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  • PolyDissolve S1 Filament, White, 2.85mm, 750g Reel - Polymaker - Project 3D Printers
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    PolyDissolve S1 Filament, White, 2.85mm, 750g Reel - Polymaker

    PolyMaker

    PolyDissolve S1 by Polymaker 3mm, 750g Reel Suited for Intermediate Users Printing organic shapes with no flat surface? Complex geometry where...

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  • BuMat Elite PVA Filament - Natural - Project 3D Printers
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    BuMat Elite PVA Filament - Natural

    BuMat

    BuMat Elite PVA Filament - Natural Product Description Batman and Robin, Bonnie and Clyde, your beloved machine and our top of the line filament —...

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    Makerbot METHOD X RapidRinse Filament (0.45KG, 1LB)

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    RAPIDRINSE This product will start shipping in December TAP WATER SOLUBLE SUPPORT MATERIAL FOR ABS. Print dimensionally accurate ABS parts with th...

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  • MakerBot METHOD X Filament 3-Pack (3 SR-30) - Project 3D Printers
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    MakerBot METHOD X Filament 3-Pack (3 SR-30)

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    MAKERBOT METHOD X FILAMENT 3-PACK (3 SR-30) The PVA Supports Pack includes 3 spools of SR-30 Precision Support material. What's in the Box: 3 Spo...

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  • MakerBot METHOD X SR-30 Support Filament (.45kg/1lb.) - Project 3D Printers
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    MakerBot METHOD X SR-30 Support Filament (.45kg/1lb.)

    Makerbot

    MAKERBOT METHOD X SR-30 SUPPORT FILAMENT (.45KG, 1LB) SR-30 SR-30 is a proprietary soluble support material developed by Stratasys to work seamle...

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  • Push Plastic - Soluble Support Filament (BVOH/PVA/HIPS) - Project 3D Printers
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    Push Plastic - Soluble Support Filament (BVOH/Aquasys/HIPS)

    Push Plastic

    PUSH PLASTIC SOLUBLE SUPPORT FILAMENT (BVOH/Aquasys/HIPS) HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) - Soluble in D-Limonene HIPS is a support material that ...

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