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You know what you’re getting with an Ultimaker: incredible performance and high-quality prints, all wrapped up in a package that’s incredibly easy to use. A consistent 3D printing experience is assured too. It makes no wonder Ultimaker is one of the world’s most popular manufacturers of desktop 3D printers, so why not join the club? Whether you are an engineer, designer, or school, there’s an Ultimaker for everyone.

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Ultimaker 3 PVA Natural 350g
Ultimaker 3 PVA Natural 350g

Ultimaker PVA Natural (350g)


Ultimaker PVA is a water-soluble support material that works best with PLA and Nylon. This material is dual-extruded with the core filament, to support delicate parts.

Parts with overhangs, deep internal cavities or intricate geometries can be 3D printed consistently with PVA being used as the support material. Ultimaker’s formulation isn’t as moisture sensitive as other products on the market, and it offers excellent thermal stability to reduce the risk of degradation, and to improve part-to-part consistency.

Ultimaker PVA dissolves completely in water, without any chemicals. Regular tap water can be used as the catalyst for this. We recommend that you use warm water with a temperature not exceeding 35 °C to speed up the dissolving time. Cold water can be used, but the dissolving time will be higher. You can also partially dissolve / soften PVA in water for ten minutes, and then manually snip away the supports with some pliers.

Ultimaker PVA is biodegradable and produces no harmful by-products when dissolved. This makes it a safe and environmentally-sound choice. It works well with PLA and Nylon - two materials that are prone to warping, and especially so when intricate geometries are being printed. To find out more about Ultimaker PVA, you can contact us at this page.


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    Ultimaker started life out in the Netherlands. Founded in 2011, they are an old head relatively speaking in the world of desktop 3D printing. Their quest to innovate and create the best 3D printers has led to this point: they are now one of the world’s leading desktop 3D printer manufacturers in both uptake and reputation.

    The popularity of the Ultimaker brand is also down to proven use cases. Industries benefitting from an Ultimaker include aerospace, architecture, art, automotive, engineering, fashion, jewellery, manufacturing, medicine, product design and education. Ultimaker is also one of the few brands with a committed DIY fan base. These ‘Makers’ are ambassadors who live and breathe everything Ultimaker. You can find them on forums.

    Wherever reliability, uptime and quality is desired in a desktop 3D printer, we recommend Ultimaker because we know they work. With an Ultimaker you can make accurate, industrial-grade parts, time and again.

    We are an authorised Ultimaker reseller which means we are authorised by Ultimaker to sell and support their 3D printers and all related products. We sell the whole Ultimaker 3D printer range and can recommend the best model for your use case. We also sell supplies, materials, and spares to keep your 3D printing game strong.