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Friday, October 15 2021 - 05:49
Ultimaker Announces PVA Removal Station, Enabling Post-processing of Parts Four Times Faster
UTRECHT, Netherlands, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The PVA Removal Station enables 3D printer users to develop products faster by 
allowing quick and effective elimination of support material

Ultimaker [ ], the global leader in professional 3D 
printing, announced during its inaugural bi-annual Showcase event that it will 
be adding a professional PVA Removal Station to its Ultimaker Platform. On top 
of the company's printers, software, materials, and customer support, the PVA 
Removal Station means that 3D printers can develop prototypes faster, and users 
will be able to bring their products to market more quickly, speeding up the 
overall product development process. 

Increasing product speed-to-market
3D printers that use PVA, or PolyVinyl Alcohol, as a support material require 
post-processing to remove it. 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. Ultimaker's PVA Removal Station reduces this time by up to 
75%. It also reduces the operating time, as operators no longer have to remove 
PVA manually or need to check the dissolving process. 

"Ultimaker is always looking for ways to remove barriers to 3D printing. To 
make things easier, remove complexity, give users the reassurance of a 
successful print. We know that organizations are challenged to bring more 
complex products to market faster. Our new professional PVA Removal Station is 
the missing link in our end-to-end solution platform, helping designers, 
engineers, architects, and educators to drive in-house innovation. Our entire 
3D printing platform, now including the PVA Removal Station, will allow them to 
speed up the prototyping and product development processes, enabling safe, 
quick, and effective PVA removal from even the most complex designs and 
geometries. It allows teams to visualise quicker approval processes so 
organizations can run smoother and be smarter," said Jürgen von Hollen, CEO at 

Features and availability 
The Ultimaker PVA Removal Station is easy to use, clean, and maintain. Filled 
with 13,5 liters of water to dissolve PVA, 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. The PVA Removal Station is 
universal in use and will be available in the first half of next year.

Established in 2011, Ultimaker is on a mission to accelerate the world's 
transformation to flexible, empowering and sustainable solutions. 380 employees 
collaborate globally to deliver a platform that enables customers to take full 
advantage of the unique Ultimaker Ecosystem that offers the largest diversity 
of 3D printing products and services in the industry. Ultimaker provides a 
seamless integration of hardware, software and materials that simply works.

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Source: Ultimaker