BASF Ultrafuse BVOH
BASF Ultrafuse BVOH is easy to print and dissolves in water twice as fast as conventional PVA.
- Two times faster dissolution
- Easy to print
- Easy to remove support structures
|Material:||Ultrafuse BVOH, watersoluble|
|Weight:||350g (excl. Spool)|
|Ideal Print Temperature:||215°C|
Easy to print water soluble support material from BASF.
BASF Ultrafuse BVOH is a very special filament. BVOH is a PVA-like filament that is 100% water soluble. BVOH dissolves in water twice as fast as PVA. It is used solely as a support material that disappears entirely after the printing process when spending some time in a water bath. Consequently, the filament can only be used with Dual Extruder FDM printers. The great advantage of BVOH is that a designer does not have to consider any geometric limitations when creating a 3D model.
It is also possible to create support structures with the building material of a model. However, there are two major disadvantages. First of all, the material is difficult to remove. Unsightly residues occur at the break points, which usually have to be reworked. The even greater disadvantage is that internal support structures of the model cannot be removed, since there is often no possibility of accessing them with tools. It is therefore particularly problematic to create moving components. For this reason, BASF Ultrafuse developed the BVOH filament. You can easily dispose of the material dissolved in water down your drain.
Please note: the BVOH is very highly hygroscopic, i.e. it draws moisture from the air. It is therefore important to use up the roll as quickly as possible or to store it in a resealable vacuum bag with silica gel.