3D Systems has just launched a water soluble filament to be used for support structures on their Cube and CubePro desktop 3D printers.
The Infinity Rinse-Away support material dissolves in water and is therefor a hassle-fee solutions for 3D printing support structures. The biodegradable, corn-based plastic is compatible with PLA filament and softens once soaked in warm tap water. It can then be rinsed and any remaining parts are removed using the pliers supplied.
Peter Theran, Vice President, Global Consumer Products, 3DS: “We are thrilled to expand our desktop printing materials with the introduction of Infinity Rinse-Away soluble support material, enabling never-before-possible results from consumer 3D printers.”
Check out the following video tutorial for the removal process:
Infinity Rinse-Away cartridges are priced at $ 49 for the Cube and $ 99 for the CubePro, and available immediately on Cubify and through select distributors and retailers.