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Atlas Support

CHF 45.00

Atlas Support is a water-soluble PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) support material for complex multi-extrusion 3D printing with PETG based materials. Atlas Support is a 3D printer filament with improved thermal stability and can be 3D printed at slightly higher temperatures compared to regular PVA. This makes Atlas Support an ideal PVA support material for PETG-based materials with good thermal and chemical adherence.
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Description

Key features

  • Excellent (cold) water solubility
  • Improved thermal stability, resulting in less risk on deterioration/crystalizing inside the nozzle
    • Max thermal stability of 225° C, tested up to 256 seconds with no flow
  • Biodegradable once dissolved in water
    • Safe dissolution in tap water
    • Can be disposed of in the kitchen sink, or household drain with an excess of water
  • Good bonding to PETG-based materials and other (thermo)plastics that print within a similar temperature range
  • Less sensitive to deterioration by humidity compared to regular PVA

Applications

  • Reliable multi-extrusion 3D printing of complex structures that require a water-soluble support material
    • 3D printing geometries with large overhangs, or complex hollow structures
  • PVA Molds

General printing guidelines *

Nozzle size: ≥ 0.15mm Layer height: ≥ 0.1mm Experience level: Expert
Print temp: ± 180 – 210° C * Fan speed: 0 – 30%
Heat bed: ± 0 – 60° C Enclosure needed: No

*Above displayed settings are meant as guidance to find your optimal print settings. These ranges in settings should work for most printers, but please do feel free to experiment outside these ranges if you think it is suitable for your printer. There are a lot of different type of printers, hot-ends, and printer offset that it is extremely difficult to give an overall one-size-fits-all setting.

*Do not exceed a printing temperature of 225˚C, because AquaSolve PVA will then crystallize to quickly and it will no longer flow and/or dissolve in water. Printing with PVA materials does require a certain level of 3D printing expertise as PVA cannot stay too long in the hot secondary/support nozzle and needs to flow and by that needs expert tweaking to find the optimal “waiting temperature” for the material not to deteriorate/crystalizing in the hot secondary/support nozzle when not being 3D printed.     

 

Filament length

ρ: 1.23 g/cc 50 gr coil 0.3 Kg spool
Ø 1.75mm ± 17m ± 102m
Ø 2.85mm ± 6.4m ± 39m

PVA compatibility overview *

AquaSolve PVA Atlas Support Helios Support
ABSpro +
ABSpro Flame Retardant +
ApolloX ++
CarbonFil ++
Centaur PP No data No data No data
ClearScent ABS ++
Crystal Flex +
EasyCork + +/-

Additional information

Diameter

1.75, 2.85

Weight

300gr

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