PLA as a dissolvable support material

3D Printing & Imaging
PLA as a dissolvable support material

The folks at have created a chemical formula that will dissolve 3D-extruded PLA but leaves ABS alone. This is critical because it allows you to print a fabject with overhangs: you use the PLA as a support structure during the print, and when done you dissolve it. Now all we need are dual-extruder printers!

[Via the MakerBot blog]

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