Ultimaker PVA skeeler skate prototype water-soluble support

Ultimaker PVA

Ultimaker PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) is a leading water-soluble support material for multi-extrusion 3D printing. It offers you freedom and convenience: to design complex model geometries that require supports, which dissolve away in tap water.

Reasons to choose Ultimaker PVA


Ultimaker PVA is at the heart of our market-leading dual extrusion 3D printing experience.

  • Reliable adhesion to PLA, Tough PLA, CPE, and Nylon

  • Non-toxic formula dissolves in regular tap water which can be disposed of safely

  • 100% biodegradable with no hazardous by-products

  • Good thermal stability gives better degradation resistance compared to other PVA filaments

Ultimaker PVA explained
Ultimaker PVA water-soluble support

Examples prints using Ultimaker PVA

  • Ultimaker PVA Formula 1 front wing support removed

    Get smoother surface details and complex geometries

    Unlike supports printed with build material, PVA 3D printing support structures reduce the chance of scraping and cutting marks on detailed surfaces.

  • Ultimaker PVA skeeler skate prototype water soluble support

    Orient prints for maximum optimization

    Preparing a print with PVA gives you the freedom to orient your model in any way possible to customize its strength or aesthetic properties.

  • Cable holder 3D printed with Ultimaker PVA support material

    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.