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MSDS for PVA support material

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Sounds great.  I did not realize there was support material that dissolved in 100% water - awesome.  What support material is required for PC and please provide a good description of the solvent required to dissolve that support material (or a link to its MSDS).  Thanks.

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Hi,

 

Not sure about PC but another support material that is used sometimes is HIPS. The material used to dissolve this is Limonene. This is far less friendly to use than water. Unfortunately, we don't stock this material and therefore we also don't have an MSDS for it. 

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@Bruce845 PC or Polycarbonate can be printed on the Ultimaker but is not intended as a dissolvable support material.  It is meant to be used to create parts.

 

PVA is a dissolvable support material.

HIPS is a dissolvable support material

break away" is meant as a non-dissolvable support material.

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20 hours ago, gr5 said:

break away" is meant as a non-dissolvable support material.

With PC, this would be my choice. While I have printed PC with PVA, the temperature difference made it burn a bit and leave black spots on the print.

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