Helios Support - 1.75mm 300g | Formfutura



Formfutura Helios Support - 1.75mm 300g  

Helios Support is a water-soluble PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) support material for complex multi-extrusion 3D printing with styrene-based materials, or thermoplastics that need to be 3D printed at elevated temperatures. Helios Support is a 3D printer filament with excellent thermal stability that can be 3D printed at nozzle temperatures up to 250° C. This makes Helios Support an ideal PVA support material with good thermal and chemical adherence to Styrene-based filaments and other materials that need to be 3D printed at higher temperatures. 

Key features

  • Good solubility in lukewarm water
    • Circulating water will speed up the dissolvability process
  • Excellent thermal stability, resulting in minimal risk on deterioration/crystalizing inside the nozzle
    • Max thermal stability of 250° C, tested up to 256 seconds with no flow
  • Can be printed in heated build chambers up to 60° C
  • Biodegradable once dissolved in water
    • Safe dissolution in tap water
    • Can be disposed of in the kitchen sink, or household drain with an excess of water
  • Good bonding to Styrene-based materials and other (thermo)plastics that print within a similar temperature range


  • Reliable multi-extrusion 3D printing of complex structures that require a water-soluble support material
    • 3D printing geometries with large overhangs, or complex hollow structures
  • PVA Molds

Helios Support Print Settings

These settings are recommended by Formfutura and are meant as a starting point to help find your optimal print settings. They should work for most 3D printers; however, you may need to experiment outside these ranges. If you find settings that work better with your printer, feel free to let us know and we will be happy to post them.

Nozzle size: ≥ 0.15mm           

Layer height: ≥ 0.1mm           

Print temp: ± 235 - 255° C 

Fan speed: 0 - 30%

Heat bed: ± 65 - 75° C

Enclosure required: No

Experience level: Expert

Note: Once Helios Support has been used or opened from its original vacuum-sealed packaging for a while it is advised to dry the material before using again.    




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1.75 mm
Support Material
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