PVA is a water-soluble synthetic polymer. PVA is degradable and dissolves quickly in water. It is the perfect filament to use as support material for its dissolvable properties. Generally, PVA is used in conjunction with PLA. PVA does not adhere as well to ABS, so consider using HIPS as as soluble support for ABS prints.
PVA should not be allowed to sit at temperatures higher than 200°C for an extended period of time, as this can result in pyrolysis, which will form jams that are extremely difficult to remove. Unlike PLA and ABS, you cannot remove the jam by increasing the temperature. Clearing the jam in the nozzle will often require it to be re-drilled or replaced altogether, so be careful!
*All BuMat filaments are tested on FlashForge 3D printers to meet strict quality standards.
Nothing will impact your 3D printing results like the kind of filament you use. Good filament is highly consistent in diameter, is wound evenly onto the spool with just the right amount of tension, and will not tangle when being unwound. 3D Universe provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all filament we sell. If you have any problems, just send back the unused portion of the spool for a full refund. Check out our filament collection...
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