For FDM users-Water soluble support material

From: Monica & Glenn Whiteside (
Date: Wed Feb 10 1999 - 07:01:07 EET

>Dear rp-ml:
>Just read an interesting article in the Advanced Materials & Processes
>magazine from ASM (Volume 155, Number 2, February 1999 issue, pp. 12-13) on
>the availability of water-soluble supports (WSS) for the FDM process. The
>WSS material is supposed to easily dissolve in a room-temperature water
>bath, especially handy for models with finely detailed and/or complex
>features. The new material is a thermoplastic polymer blend supplied in
>form of a continuous 0.178 cm (0.070 in.) thick filament as a replacement
>for the conventional FDM support material. Sounds very interesting (wonder
>what the cost is?).
>Anybody interested in this new FDM support material should contact the
>following person:
>Dragan Popovich
>Advanced Ceramic Research, Inc.
>3292 East Hemisphere Loop
>Tucson, AZ 85706-5013
>Tel: (520) 573-6300
>Fax: (520) 573-2057
>or e-mail:
>Now if they could only come up with something like this for
>Best Regards,
>Glenn Whiteside

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