PVA is a synthetic polymer that is created by polymerization of vinyl acetate, which is then hydrated. This creates a translucent or white material that is highly sensitive to moisture but can still serve as a filament in FDM 3D printing.
Importantly, where to store PVA?
It is important to choose a good place to store PVA. Because it reacts so quickly to water, it is important to store it under conditions as dry as possible, and at room temperature. Fortunately, the dddrop rapid one has a built-in filament dryer that ensures the filament remains of the right quality.
The advantages of PVA filament
- Ideal as support material
- Good adhesion on PLA and ABS
- High impact strength
- Soluble in water
|Melt temperature:||245°C ± 10˚C|
|Print bed temperature:||±120˚C|
|Storage:||Cool & dry (15-25°C), away from UV light.|
|Note:||The values shown are an indication and could differ between different printers. Please refer to our support page for more information|
- Strength 90% 90%
- Flexibility 80% 80%
- Stiffness 30% 30%
- Print Temperature 40% 40%
- Ease of Use 45% 45%