Example of PVA Supports Being Dissolved by Zeepro
Leapfrog MAXX PVA Filament is a water soluble material, great for use as a support structure when printing with MAXX PLA. This becomes particularly useful when working with the dual nozzle configurations of Leapfrog’s Creatr, Creatr HS, Creatr XL, and Xeed printers. For objects that might otherwise be considered “impossible” to print as either a single piece, or to print at all on a Leapfrog 3D Printer – MAXX PVA Filament can function as the support material that makes printing these objects possible. In cases where an object has overhanging structures, complex & intricate horizontal extrusions, or similarly challenging details – PVA filament can be used to fill in the empty space, providing vertical support to components of a print that would otherwise need to be “floating” in midair.
Once the print is complete, the MAXX PVA filament can be separated from the MAXX PLA, removing the support material & leaving behind only the desired, completed object. The PVA support filament can be easily dissolved in a bath of warm water, cleaning your primary object without damaging it. This ensures complete removal of the PVA material, and allows for novel uses – e.g. printing objects inside of other objects, or partially attached but freely moving from one another. Think in terms of a gear mechanism with multiple moving parts that interact with one another, or sealed ball bearings – created in a single print. This greatly increases the range of what’s possible with your 3D printer, opening up the doors to new innovation and functionality.
MAXX PVA filament comes coiled on a spool, ready to use. If your Leapfrog printer doesn’t yet have a pre-programmed setting for the PVA, Leapfrog recommends that you apply manual settings of a 200 Degree Celsius extrusion temperature, and extrusion multiplier setting of 0.80 at 20mm per second.