Poly-Vinyl-Alcohol (PLA)

  • Strength: High
  • Flexi: Medium
  • Durability: High
  • Ease of use: Medium
  • Print Temperature:230°C-270°C
  • Bed Temperature:100°C -120°C
  • Shrinkage Warping:Minimal
  • Diameter:-1.75mm

What are the uses?

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is soluble in water, and that’s exactly what commercial applications take advantage of. Popular uses include packaging for dishwasher detergent “pods” or bags full of fishing bait. (Throw the bag in water and watch it dissolve, releasing the bait.)

The same principal applies in 3D printing, making PVA a great support material when paired with another 3D printer filament in a dual extrusion printer. The advantage of using PVA over hips is that it can be printed with more than just ABS. Common substitutes include PLA and nylon.

PVA Filaments

PVA is 1Kg and PVA is 0.5Kg, 1.75mm diameter.