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FDM

Support Materials

FDM
Versatile support materials enable complex designs.

3D printing supports let you create complex parts, free from accommodations that limit your design. Overhangs, meshing parts and small intricate features are possible, thanks to support materials that work in tandem with model materials to create your parts.

FDM support materials are available in breakaway and soluble forms. Soluble support is removed in a solution of heated water and a cleaning agent, for hands-free productivity. Breakaway supports are removed manually. The material your part is made from determines which type of support you can use.

Typical applications

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Breakaway Support

Applications for breakaway support include simpler designs with easy access for removal, and parts made with thermoplastics that use this type of support exclusively.

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Soluble Support

Soluble support is most effective for parts with features that are hard to access by hand and for multi-piece assemblies with small clearances between moving parts. Support in these areas is easily washed away when the part is submerged in the dissolution tank.

 

  Support Material Characteristics
Soluble
Support
SR-20
  • Supports wash away in a detergent bath
  • Enables internal cavities/channels to be built in the part and the creation of multi-piece assemblies with moving parts
  • Hands-free removal
SR-30
SR-35
SR-100
SR-110
QSR
P400-SR
Breakaway
Support
PC-BASS
  • Support removed manually
  • Does not require the use of an immersion tank
  • Faster for simpler structures; may require the use of hand tools to reach and remove all support material
PPSF-BASS
ULTEM 9085 Support
ULTEM 1010 Support
SUP800B
P-400R

 

Downloads

P400-R

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P400-SR

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PC-Breakway support

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PPSF-Breakaway Support

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SR-110

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SUP8000B

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ULTEM™ 1010 Support

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ULTEM™ 9085 Support

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