3D printers that use PVA, or PolyVinyl Alcohol, as a support material require post-processing to remove it.
The Ultimaker PVA-Removal Station PolyVinyl Alcohol is designed to remove the support material.
This is generally achieved by dissolving the PVA for a long period of time in water. Depending on the size, complexity of the design and density of the support structure, this process can take more than a day to complete.
The PVA-Removal Station is filled with 13.5 litres of water and its circulation direction will change automatically and the speed can be adjusted as needed. It comes with a basket and divider to fix prints and to keep them submerged.
The saturation indicator shows if water needs changing, and the transparent container allows for a quick view on the dissolving process. PVA is a biodegradable material, and in most cases disposing the water afterwards is easy.
Maximum part size (XYZ)
200 x 230 x 165 mm
Optimized for: PLA and PVA Also suitable for: PETG, Tough PLA, Nylon, CPE in combination with PVA
225 RPM (normal),100 RPM (low)
< 50 dBA
303 x 325 x 374 mm
Dimensions with handle extended
303 x 325 x 528 mm
Container weight (empty)
Shipping box dimensions
400 x 400 x 500 mm
Operating ambient temperature
15 – 32 °C
0 – 32 °C
10 – 90% RH non-condensing
100 – 240 V AC