Development of PVA Removal Station

In the process of 3D printing, support material is often utilized extensively. To effectively remove this support material after 3D printing, we assisted UltiMaker in developing the PVA Removal Station, providing them with a seamless solution.

Ultimaker is a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and software, headquartered in the Netherlands. The company offers a range of high-quality, user-friendly 3D printers for professionals and enthusiasts alike, as well as software solutions for managing and optimizing 3D printing workflows.


Ultimaker is renowned for its innovative technology, exceptional customer service, and dedication to sustainability, making it a popular choice for businesses and individuals looking to bring their ideas to life with 3D printing.

Simple post-processing. Faster parts

The Ultimaker PVA Removal Station dissolves support material quickly and effectively, minimizing operator time and increasing productivity. With rapid water circulation using a magnetic rotor, PVA is removed up to four times faster than with stagnant water, even from hard-to-reach cavities. This means your parts are quickly post-processed and ready for use.

The Ultimaker PVA Removal Station requires only a few minutes of operator time per print, and maintenance is minimal. Operation is done with a single start button; the device then autonomously completes the task, requiring the user only to retrieve the print when it's finished.


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Development by TSG Group

TSG Group has been involved in the development of the PVA Removal Station from an early stage. After extensive form studies, user testing, and the creation of various designs, we collaborated with Ultimaker to develop the entire device.

The services we provided included conceptualization, design, prototype development and realization, risk analyses, mechanical design with a focus on user-friendliness, material advice, and assistance in setting up the supply chain. Additionally, the first batch of PVA removal stations was fully tested and assembled in-house.

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