Break-Away 3D Printer Support Filament
Break-Away 1.75mm & 2.85mm Support Filament
This is a support filament unlike anything you’ve used before. The clue really, is in the name. You see, while the two current popular support materials available at the moment do a very good job; they do have their setbacks.
For example, HIPS prints easily and generally works very well as both a support material and a printing material. But to remove it from your print, you’ll need to dissolve it in Limonene solution. Now that’s not exactly rocket science, but it’s still another chemical you need to purchase and use. It’ll also mean you’ve got to submerge your print in it, for usually 24 hours for the supports to dissolve.
Then there’s PVA – which is much easier to dissolve (just leave it in water), but that means the PVA is extremely hygroscopic, so you’ve got to be very careful storing it. Also on those longer prints, it can be problematic to leave hot PVA in the nozzle for too long at a time.
The holy grail as we see it, is to have a material that prints easily like HIPS (which prints similar to PLA, if you weren’t familiar) and removes easily. Better still, how about this ‘wonder support’ material adheres well when hot, but when cool snaps off of the print easily. Without residue, without needing to submerge your print for a day, without mess. Well, as mess-free as you can expect for 3D printing.
That’s why we’ve created Break-Away. It’s the support material we’ve been waiting for, and we’re pretty sure you’ll love it too. You see, we’ve specifically formulated it to work with ABS, ASA and PETG filaments, to name a few.
Just load it into your 2nd extruder (or whichever extruder your support goes into, if you’ve got a fancy multi-head), heat up to about 225C and proceed to print alongside your primary print material. Once your print’s finished, just allow it all to cool, pop your creation off of the heated bed and just ease off the Break Away supports.
Within minutes, you’ll be left with smooth edges and a print you can be proud of, with little-to-no requirement to smooth off the under supports. All of the Break-Away will snap off smoothly and easily from your primary print material.
It’s that simple.
Of course like all our filaments – you can be assured of unmatched quality. Our formulas are pure raw materials, without contaminants – so you know there’s nothing lurking in the filament to cause trouble with your print. Combined with our tolerances being an industry leading 0.03mm+/- tight, this means you can be confident of consistent extrusion and no blockages.
This means reliable, perfect prints –every time.
We can tell you how good it is, and you can read our hundreds or reviews from ecstatic customers (both on our website and, well – anywhere on the web) but if you’re still not convinced, you can just order a 10m sample. Because we won’t force you to buy more than you need, just to test the quality.
What’s more, all rigid.ink comes with a hassle free 60-day moneyback guarantee. Have any trouble or questions? Get in touch.
Sure, ‘great’ customer service is fashionable. But we’re not satisfied until you’re fully satisfied.
So, order a 1KG or just a 10m sample today – alternatively, just contact us if you’ve got any questions. Our trained support ninjas will be happy to help.
Printing Temperature: 225°C
Bed Temperature: 95-105°C
Bed Adhesion: Glue-stick, Blue painters tape
Print Speed: 30-40mm/s (higher speeds may need slightly hotter printing temp, up to 250°C)
Good ventilation is essential and do not leave print unattended.
Sample Weight: Approx 35g
Empty Spool + Filament Weight: Approx 250g + 1KG = Approx 1.25KG
1KG Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole
Please note: settings vary printer to printer so experimenting is essential
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Had a few issues with this to begin with in getting it to extrude straight when I loaded the filament, How ever a quick email to Monica and she came back quickly to say that its normal while extruding in free air, and to try going up the temp range.
How ever when printing this did not effect it at all. I got a good print using this support and its super easy to snap off.
Thanks again Rigid Ink. AA++
Great idea, although, can be a little trickier that youd expect to print with, not as straight up easy as it's sold to be. Beware! Blockages likely! But still a great filament once you're used to it.
I am currently working on a Prosthetic arm. I have been searching for a support material that is compatible with Taulman 910 Alloy. In addition I have been searching for an alternative to water soluble support material. Due to the fact that Nylon and to a certain degree, ABS are hygroscopic polymers and soaking in a vat of water is not really ideal. In my experiments, the immersion of the finished Nylon part in water, can effect some of the properties of the finished part. Also, I have tried an exotic water soluble filament from Germany, called HIGH-T-LAY, which is very pricey, only sold by the 0.25kg and sold without a spool. One of the selling points for me with BREAK-AWAY SUPPORT FILAMENT, is the great price, large quantity that you can purchase and it comes already wound on a spool! Not to mention that you have nothing to risk, because you can buy a very cheap sample and try it out for your self. So, buy a sample and try out for yourself.
Have a Robox Dual Material 3D printer and have been using the Robox Polysupport which is good but difficult to remove from certain prints when in a large hole within the print, it also tends to bond to ABS at points. Didnt fancy HIPS or PVA based alternatives especially PVA and its head/nozzle jamming properties!.
So gave this ago and its a great support material, its very brittle when the print comes out so it snaps off relatively easily. Also if used as a raft with the correct temperature see below. When the print is cool it detaches from the bed and just slides off an awesome added benefit!.
IMPORTANT:: If you are going to use it as a RAFT to aid bonding of an ABS part to a heated bed. use temps of 95°C or more otherwise the part will come away from the bed during print. This conflicts with the suggested bed temp on the box of 20-50°C
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