Re: [rp-ml] Fab@Home

From: Adrian Bowyer (
Date: Fri Jan 12 2007 - 17:21:39 EET


> Are you experiencing any delamination problems with the PVA paste?
> The support material developments on other RP systems always seem to
> run into a delamination problem--until the developers solved the
> problem.

The paste we use was a mixture of PVA dissolved in water and an
alcohol, and a very fine marble powder. It sticks to both itself and
to the polymer we use (polycaprolactone). The polymer bond was weaker,
but that's quite useful in a support material.

I am thinking of going to pure (well, mixed with glycerine plasticiser)
PVA fed through our ordinary polymer extruder, though.



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