Dissolving PVA support

3D print made in dual extrusion with Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker PVA

Step 1
Submerge

Put your 3D print in cold or warm water depending on the build material.

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Step 2
Rinse

After PVA supports are dissolved, rinse the 3D print to remove any excess PVA solution.

Step 3
Dry

Let the 3D print dry and apply additional post processing to the build material if necessary.

Example 3D prints using PVA

Get smoother surface details and complex geometries

PVA reduces the chance of scraping and cutting marks on detailed surfaces such as characters, faces, and other intricate details.

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Orient prints for maximum optimization

When slicing prints with PVA, you have the freedom to orient your model in any way possible in order to customize its strength and/or aesthetic requirements during 3D printing.

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Endless possibilities for mechanical parts

Multi-component applications such as ball bearings, ball and socket joints, and caged gear mechanisms can be 3D printed as a complete assembly in a single run.

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