Soluble thermoplastic, highly adopted as a support material for FDM 3D printers
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BVOH (Butenediol vinyl alcohol copolymer) is a water-soluble thermoplastic optimized for the FFF manufacturing process. Our BVOH extends the compatibility with most of BCN3D filaments and can be easily printed to create the support and then dissolved with ordinary water.
In comparison with PVA, BVOH supports allow to achieve better surface quality, to orientate the part to get better mechanical properties and even to print multi-component models and mechanisms with a fastest dissolution and easier to remove.
- Watter-soluble material
- Great combination with PLA, Tough PLA, PET-G, TPU 98A, ABS, PA and PAHT CF15
- Fastest dissolution
-Easy to remove inside small parts
- Less clogging issues
- Highly hygroscopic
You can buy BVOH in our shop: BCN3D BVOH
BVOH compatibility with BCN3D printers/hotends:
|0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1||0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1||0.4 /0.8||0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1||0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1|
Available material combinations:
|BVOH||PLA||TPLA||PVA||BVOH||ABS||PET-G||TPU||PA||PP||PAHT CF15||PP GF30|
|✔ Avalaible ✗ Not avalaible Experimental|
BVOH printing settings - 0.4 mm nozzle:
|Extrusion temperature.||210ºC Totally closed models
200ºC Open models
|Printing surface temperature||45ºC Totally closed models
60ºC Open models
|Retraction speed||50 mm/s|
|Retraction distance||7 mm|
|Minimum layer height||0.1 mm|
Note: BCN3D lab develops specific configurations for each printer and material. Be sure that you are using the latest BCN3D Cura version.
Plastic absorbs humidity from the air. For long periods of time without printing, it is recommended to keep BVOH in a box or an airtight container with desiccant so they remain dry. The Smart Cabinet is your best friend when it comes to filament stocking. It maintains a suitable temperature and humidity conditions to ensure the best performance.
BVOH emits nearly no dangerous particles and fumes when it is being printed. We recommend you to print in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.
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