Gizmo Dorks 1.75mm PVA Filament 0.5kg for 3D Printers, Natural

Gizmo Dorks

We provide the highest quality 3D printing materials such as ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, and more. Our filaments are run with tight tolerances. There are no air bubbles or oily residues. Every filament comes loaded on a durable, hard plastic spool, not a cheap, flimsy cardboard spool.

PVA is a water-soluble synthetic polymer. PVA is degradable and dissolves quickly in water. It is the perfect filament to use as support material for it’s dissolvable properties. Generally, PVA is used in conjunction with PLA not ABS because it adheres well to PLA. The extrusion temperature difference can also be problematic with ABS. Importantly, PVA should not be allowed to sit at temperatures higher than 200°C for an extended period of time, known as pyrolysis. It will form jams which are extremely difficult to remove. Unlike PLA and ABS, you cannot remove the jam by increasing the temperature. Clearing the jam in the nozzle will often require it to be re-drilled or replaced altogether, so be careful!

Compatible with RepRap, Makerbot, UP!, Lulzbot, Afinia, Solidoodle, MakerGear, Printrbot LC, and more!


Is the spindle hole large enough to fit my Makerbot printer?

Yes! Our spindle holes are large enough to fit the Makerbot printers. You don’t have to worry about fabricating a spindle extension any longer. *NOTE, these spools fit inside of the new Makerbot 5th generation printer drawers!

What are some printing tips?

Please use Kapton tape or 3M blue tape. Please use in well ventilated areas.

What are the printing temperatures for PVA?

Printing temperature range is ~160°C – 190°C. Please be sure to not let PVA sit at temperatures higher than 200°C for a period of time! This is very important to prevent pyrolysis which will jam and clog the nozzle!

Product Features

  • 1.75mm diameter, 0.5kg net weight, PVA Filament
  • Filament Roundness: +/- 0.07mm
  • Filament Diameter: +/- 0.05mm
  • Recommended Print Temperature: 160 – 190°C, depending on printer model
  • Compatible with RepRap, Makerbot, Afinia, Solidoodle or any standard spool based 3D printer

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2 thoughts on “Gizmo Dorks 1.75mm PVA Filament 0.5kg for 3D Printers, Natural”

  1. Doesn’t print as reliability as normal PLA. Haven’t figured out if it’s my settings or the filament but it doesn’t seem to stick to PLA as expected. I have tried plenty of support configurations and while it sticks to the glass bed just fine it occasionally has issues when sticking to PLA and PLA doesn’t always want to stick to it. Also, I noticed that it kinda drips a little after tool changes and despite my tweaks I still can’t find a retraction configuration that both stops this issue and allows the nozzle to start printing…

  2. Works fine at 190C, DOES NOT STICK TO ABS Extrudes fairly well at 190C (some info on PVA says 90C?! OMGDONT). DOES NOT STICK TO ABS. Might work well with PLA, but haven’t tried it. I wanted to use this with ABS because I’m in idiot. To reiterate, DOES NOT STICK TO ABS! THIS WILL NOT WORK WITH ABS PRINTS.Dissolves very well and quickly in water (warm, regularly replenished works best).It’s got the consistency of a wet noodle, so a little more difficult to work with than a standard filament.With…

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