Moisture, as they say, is the essence of wetness. It’s now also a great way to remove support material from 3D-printed objects.
Printing complex objects requires rafts and supports. These hold the pieces in place and, in theory, are supposed be easily removable with a little tugging. In reality, however, support material can make a mess of your project. With this filament, however, you simply print part of the object in ABS or PLA – two plastics – and the supports in the so-called Infinity filament. Then you dip the entire thing in water.
The filament costs $49 and works with 3D Systems Cube and CubePro printers. It is even safe to pour the dissolved material down the drain.