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3D Fuel Release HydroSupport Water Soluble Filament

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After conducting a survey with its user base, 3D Fuel found that the most desired material to add to its offer was: water soluble support filament. The company is thus now introducing: HydroSupport, an easy-to-use support material that dissolves in water.

Better than PVA

HydroSupport dissolves completely in water and is much easier to print with than PVA filament. Because it dissolves in water, HydroSupport only needs to be soaked a few hours to easily work supports off by hand, or 12 – 24 hours to dissolve completely. The process can be sped up further by using warm water and agitation. For example, by using a heated ultrasonic tank.

Safer and Better

HydroSupport is non-toxic, meaning it can be rinsed down the drain without harming the environment or wildlife. It also has a high tensile strength and feels like PLA when printing is complete. It can be used as a support material to print large overhangs, intricate inner geometry, and deep cavities.

Diameter and Ovality Tolerances

3D-Fuel is still the only filament manufacturer that puts the specs for each spool right on the box. Yes, that now includes HydroSupport as well.

Quality: All 3D-Fuel 3D printer filament is manufactured in our own production facility located in Fargo, North Dakota or in Moville, Ireland (depending on customer location). We have complete control over the manufacturing process and are able to ensure consistent quality for every spool.

Diameter Tolerance: Variable diameter can cause big problems in your 3D printer. We use a multi-axis laser measurement system to control our filament diameter and ovality in real time during production.

Packing Information: 500g (1.1lbs) of HydroSupport – Water Soluble Support filament arrives on an easy-to-use plastic reel and is vacuum sealed with a desiccant packet to keep out any moisture.

Test Printing: The 3D-Fuel test lab features multiple brands of 3D printers including MakerBot, LulzBot, FlashForge, and more. We 3D print what we manufacture to ensure that our filament provides the absolute best quality possible.

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