This material is not another PVA/PVOH/BVOH-type. Compared to these solely water-soluble support materials, VXL 130 material is soluble in a mild alkaline solution.
Thus, it is less sensitive to moisture, has increased shelf life and consistent print quality over time. This avoids failed prints through clogged nozzles and saves material.
VXL 130 material has high melt stability and strong adhesion to model materials like PA, PC, PPS, PAEK, PEEK or PEKK.
Temperature resistance of VXL 130 support materials is ideal for usage in heated build chambers. As with any other material the best print results are obtained at minimal moisture content.
Unlike when HIPS functions as the support material, to dissolve the support structure you do not need any foul-smelling, expensive solvent that must be disposed of as dangerous waste. Instead of this, VXL Solve, Xioneer’s specially developed detergent, provide the opportunity to dissolve the VXL 130 in water (a stirred and heated bath is recommended)