PVA filament is a 3D-Printer filament that can dissolve in water. With this unique property, PVA filament is the ideal material suited for supporting applications. Simply leave your 3D-Print submerged in water for a few hours and your support material will gone.
PVA filament, also known as Poly Vinyl Alcohol, is a fairly flexible material that is water soluble. Because it can dissolve in water, the filament is susceptible to absorbing moisture from the air which will make 3D-Printing a lot harder (> 4 weeks). We therefore cannot recommend using PVA filament for the base material of a product if you do not want the product to degrade over time.
Pro’s and Con’s of PVA filament:
+ Easily dissolved in water
- Dual extruder system required (or Builder dual-feed extruder)
- Slow 3D-Printing required (±25 mm/s)
- Air tight/vacuum sealed storage essential
PVA filament requires some effort to 3D-Print properly. Take a look at our PVA filament 3D-Printer settings page for more help and tips/tricks. Here you will find all the necessary information and proper 3D-Printer settings to start printing successful 3D-Prints with PVA 3D-Printer filament.
Other specific informational topics about this product can be found under the tab ‘’Specifications’’ under the product picture.
If you are experiencing problems during 3D-Printing with PVA filament, take a look under the tab ‘’3D-Print support’’ on the top of the page. Here you will find explanations and solutions to many common problems that can occur during 3D-Printing.
If you are unsure about which filament you need to choose for your projects, take a look at our filament comparison page. There you can find a table filled with all the available filaments and their corresponding properties setup so you can find the filament that suits your application perfectly.
If you have any questions about PVA filament or about 3D-Printing PVA filament, feel free to contact our customer support service.
|Material:||PVA (polyvinyl alcohol)|
|Diameter:||1.75 mm or 2.85 mm (± 0.05)|
|Print Temperature:||180-210 ° C|
|Print Bed Temperature:||50-70 ° C|
|Recommended print speed:||15-30 mm / s|