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  • Support / Solubles 

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    A printer with double extruder allows to make parts with complex geometries using soluble or easily extractable materials. We have different options depending on the material to be bonded.

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      67,95 € tax excl.

      82,22 € tax incl.

      Filament soluble in cold water, white (colorless) and odorless with advanced properties. Filament soluble in cold water, white (colorless) and odorless with advanced properties.

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      25,95 € tax excl.

      31,40 € tax incl.

      Filament soluble in water, ideal for use as a support material. Filament soluble in water, ideal for use as a support material.

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      25,90 € tax excl.

      31,34 € tax incl.

      Designed to be used as support material with flexible filaments. Designed to be used as support material with flexible filaments.

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      39,55 € tax excl.

      47,86 € tax incl.

      Material created to make support for pieces of complex shapes, for be removed easily and without leftovers. Material created to make support for pieces of complex shapes, for be removed easily and without leftovers.

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      25,95 € tax excl.

      31,40 € tax incl.

      Innovative water-soluble filament able to easily withstand temperatures of 100°C for long time. Innovative water-soluble filament able to easily withstand temperatures of 100°C for long time.

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      23,95 € tax excl.

      28,98 € tax incl.

      HIPS specially designed for improved properties as a supporting material. HIPS specially designed for improved properties as a supporting material.

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      99,99 € tax excl.

      120,99 € tax incl.

      High quality PVA filament, tested for optimal 3D printing with Raise 3D printers. High quality PVA filament, tested for optimal 3D printing with Raise 3D printers.

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      181,80 € tax excl.

      219,98 € tax incl.

      PolyDissolve S2 is the perfect carrier material for ABS, ASA and Polycarbonate, soluble in an alkaline solution. PolyDissolve S2 is the perfect carrier material for ABS, ASA and Polycarbonate, soluble in an alkaline...

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    The importance of support materials

    At a certain level in 3D FDM printing it is necessary to use supports to make complex pieces. The main problem is that the base material used to manufacture the piece is not suitable for making the supports, since it complicates post-processing. If, for example, an ABS piece is made with the supports in the same material, it is very likely that the entire support will not be completely removed or that the surface quality of the part will be poor. Another problem that usually occurs is that the support is located in an area of difficult access. To solve all these problems there are support materials.

    Types of support materials: Rigid and soluble

    Within the support materials we differentiate two types: rigid and soluble. The majority of filaments belonging to this category are soluble materials in some liquid, but there are also materials that are not and offer similar properties.

    Within the rigid materials is the PolySupport, a filament that allows a fast and easy printing thanks to the great union between layers. The adhesion between layers is strong enough to maintain the structure and thus be removed by hand, without the need to use power tools or a complicated post-processing, which would cause a considered increase in time to get the piece released from the supports. The HiPS and the Mowiflex 3D 2000 stand out in the soluble materials. The HiPS is a material that is diluted in D-Limonene and presents some ideal general properties to be the ABS support material. On the other hand, the Mowiflex 3D 2000 (PVA) is a filament that is rapidly diluted in warm water and used with moderate print temperature filaments, such as PLA, TPU or PETG.