Before packaging, PolyDissolve™ S2 is dried to ensure the best printing quality and filaments are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. When not in use PolyDissolve™ S2 should be stored away from sunlight in the packaged resealable bag.
PolyDissolve™ S2 is less hygroscopic than support materials like PVA however it is still highly recommended to store PolyDissolve™ S2 in the PolyBox™ or dry cabinet during printing to prevent moisture absorption which will lower the quality of the print. The PolyBox™ keeps the filament at dry conditions (relative humidity of 15% or less).
If you hear popping sounds and notice that the surface quality of your print is uneven or the color is not consistent, this is a likely indicator that the filament has absorbed too much moisture. Spools of PolyDissolve™ S2 can be dried in a preheated convection oven at 70˚C for up to 3 hours. Results may vary depending on the accuracy of your oven so please be conservative. For more information about filament drying please read our user guide.
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PLA based material from Polymaker’s portfolio N/A
PETG based material from Polymaker’s portfolio N/A
ABS / ASA based material from Polymaker’s portfolio ++
PC based material from Polymaker’s portfolio ++
PVB based material from Polymaker’s portfolio N/A
TPU based material from Polymaker’s portfolio N/A
PA12 based material from Polymaker’s portfolio +
+ + supports the model very well
+ generally support the model depending on its geometry
– generally doesn’t support the model depending on its geometry
– – do not support the model
We have full SDS and technical data sheets for PolyDissolve™ S2 and all other Polymaker products. Contact us to enquire!
PolyDissolve™ S2 has been engineered with compatibility in mind to interface perfectly with Polymaker ABS, ASA and PC filaments and to print excellently on a wide range of professional 3D printers.
To print multi-material soluble supports, a dual extrusion 3D printer capable of printing both the modeling and support material at different temperatures is required. (i.e left nozzle at 260˚C and right nozzle at 240˚C).
Of course with thousands of unique 3d printer models on the market, we can't guarantee each filament type will work with every 3D printer.
Q: How do I dissolve my supports?
A: Partially removing any large support structures before submersion can significantly increase speed up the process for large models. After partially removing the support the model can be submerged in warm alkaline water (>70˚C) using PolyDissolve™ S2 solvent or EcoWorks to dissolve away the rest of the support. This process can be sped up by agitating the water, using higher temperature (~90˚C) or regularly changing the water.
Q: How do I dispose of PolyDissolve™ S2 supports.
A: The preferred method of disposal for PolyDissolve™ S2 depends on the local regulations. PolyDissolve™ S2 does not contain halogens or heavy metals. The pH usually drops under 10
the dissolution of PolyDissolve™ S2, if not, mild acid can be used to drop the pH. It is suggested that you contact your local Sanitary Sewer (Wastewater) Authority to obtain the proper disposal method prior to discharging to the sewer.
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