Polyvinyl Alcohol for Support Material
January 19, 2012 11:06AM
Has anyone tried polyvinyl alcohol as a support material? I know the melting point is pretty low, but its water soluable..

Just wondering,

Adam


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Re: Polyvinyl Alcohol for Support Material
January 19, 2012 07:21PM
it was sold by makerbot but i think they dropped it not enough demand, but with more dual extruders coming onto the market i think that may change again.


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Re: Polyvinyl Alcohol for Support Material
January 19, 2012 08:17PM
Has anyone tested how well PVA sticks to ABS and/or PLA and also how well ABS and/or PLA sticks to PVA?
Re: Polyvinyl Alcohol for Support Material
January 20, 2012 10:49PM
I have, and it works fairly well with PLA smiling smiley Check out: [www.flickr.com]


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Re: Polyvinyl Alcohol for Support Material
January 26, 2012 09:52AM
Did all the PVA end up disolving in the end gr0k?

Printing with support interestes me a lot, I wouldn't be above making my own PVA filiment if it was going to work well.
Re: Polyvinyl Alcohol for Support Material
January 26, 2012 11:03AM
Yeah, all the PVA dissolved and the internal gears turn.


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Re: Polyvinyl Alcohol for Support Material
January 26, 2012 11:08AM
thats awesome! can you post a pic of it for me to see?
Re: Polyvinyl Alcohol for Support Material
January 26, 2012 11:14AM
Yeah it's all at [www.flickr.com]

Specifically: [www.flickr.com]

Video of gears turning: [www.flickr.com]


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Re: Polyvinyl Alcohol for Support Material
January 26, 2012 11:31AM
Thats fantastic!
Re: Polyvinyl Alcohol for Support Material
January 27, 2012 07:12AM
That is really great to see working, nice job.


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