PolySupport™ is a break away support for a variety of Polymaker filaments. It has a perfect interface with PLA, strong enough to support it and easily removable by hand.
Peel Away - PolySupport™ is a dedicated support material engineered to break away easily by hand without the risk of damaging the part. PolySupport™ offers the quickest part clean-up of any support material. It’s advantage over dissolvable support is that its faster to remove and requires no tools or equipment. For geometric overhangs such as boxes, architectural models or brackets, PolySupport™ will offer a better experience than dissolvable support.
Less Hassle - PolySupport™ requires no solvents so you can immediately peel supports away without waiting for them to dissolve. Additionally PolySupport™ is less sensitive to moisture compared to other support materials like PVA.
Improved surface quality - Improve the surface quality where supports interface with your prints when using PolySupport™.
Uncompromised Quality - Polymakers leading quality control process and rigorous in-house testing ensure reliable printing and consistency across spools and batches.
To learn more about PolySupport™, click the 'Why people are using it', 'Quality & Technology' or 'Specifications & FAQ' tabs.
The experience when removing supports can vary but with many designs and geometry it can be really difficult and time consuming to remove supports, sometimes requiring special tools to break supports away from the model. In many cases prints can fail due to support related issues.
Specifically engineered as a break away support material, PolySupport™ can be peeled away from 3D prints by hand, a huge bonus in educational environments and for businesses that don't have time to wait or equipment for supports to dissolve. Not only can supports be readily removed by hand but with PolySupport™ the bond between the supports and model is still strong enough to support overhangs while printing. It’s advantage over dissolvable support is that its faster to remove and requires no tools or equipment. For geometric overhangs such as boxes, architectural models or brackets, PolySupport™ will offer a better experience than dissolvable support.
When printing with PolySupport™ is is possible to print overhangs with comparable quality to what can be achieved with dissolvable supports. By printing with a high quality dual extrusion printer, suitable interface layer and no vertical offset between the model and supports, the PLA overhang will print directly onto the PolySupport™ interface layer, resulting in a very smooth underside surface. The break-away engineering behind PolySupport™ enables excellent adhesion between to the PLA model without over-adhesion. The result? Excellent underside surface quality and supports pillars which can still be easily removed by hand.
Blue part on the left: printed with a single extruder machine printing both supports and model in PLA (0.2mm z offset between support and model). Horizontal overhang displays visible scarring after supports are removed.
Red part on the right: printed on an Ultimaker S3 series 3D printer with PLA model and PolySupport supports (0mm z offset, zig zag supports and 1mm interface layers). No visible scarring on horizontal overhang, support removed cleanly.
Many users love PolySupport™ because it is also less sensitive to moisture when compared to soluble support filaments. This makes handling and storing PolySupport™ simple, just store the filament in the provided resealable bag when storing during long periods of time.
Polymaker is an international team passionate about 3D printing. They produce the very best 3D printing materials by controlling every stage of production. With a diverse portfolio of materials ranging from high performance plastics to unique aesthetic solutions, Polymaker will continue to add cutting edge materials to its ever-growing portfolio.
At the core of Polymaker is their research & development laboratory, this is where all Polymakers materials are formulated and fine-tuned from the ground up to create the best in class 3D printing materials. Our precision testing equipment combines the latest advancements in technology to ensure they are ahead of the game.
Industry Leading Quality Control
PolySupport™ like all other Polymaker materials is manufactured using state-of-the-art polymer processing technologies and equipment. Polymakers rigorous minimum 8 quality control processes ensure industrial standards of reliability for a consistent customer experience.
Tolerance: Polymakers custom developed extrusion, control and monitoring solutions to ensure filament tolerance and roundness meet Polymakers strict quality standards.
Reliable Mechanical, Colouring & Printing Properties: Every batch of filament products are tested to ensure all quality specs (melt flow, softening point, mechanical, diameter, round-ness) are met.
Drying & Vacuum Sealing: Before packaging, all Polymaker filaments are dried to a moisture level of < 0.1% to ensure the best printing quality and are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. All vacuum packaged products are left for 24 hours before boxing to ensure they are leak-free.
Transparent Spool: PolySupport™ is wound on Polymakers 750g transparent spools. With the transparent spool, it is easy to see exactly how much filament is left for your next printing project.
Resealable Bag: PolySupport™ is packaged in a vacuum sealed resealable bag to ensure your filament is moisture free. Like most other PLA-based filaments, PolySupport™ is hygroscopic so we recommend using this bag for filament storage.
||220˚C – 230˚C
|Build Surface material
||Glass, blue tape BuildTak®
|Build surface treatment
||Can apply PVA glue to the build surface
|Build plate temperature
||25˚C – 60˚C
||20mm/s – 40mm/s
|Works best with
||PLA materials from Polymakers portfolio
Drying Settings: 80˚C for 8h
PLA based material from Polymaker’s portfolio + +
PETG based material from Polymaker’s portfolio –
ABS based material from Polymaker’s portfolio –
PC based material from Polymaker’s portfolio +
PVB based material from Polymaker’s portfolio +
TPU based material from Polymaker’s portfolio +
Nylon based material from Polymaker’s portfolio – –
+ + support 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 PolySupport™ and all other Polymaker products. Contact us to enquire!