• Raise3D PVA Print Setup

[ Manual Pro2 Series - 006 Raise3D PVA Print Setup -V1.0 ]


  • Polybox(Dry box)
  • Desiccants
  • Long tube


  • Adjust nozzle heights and x/y offsets to make sure the printer is properly printing dual color extrusion before attempting to use Raise3D PVA. There are two guides on the Website titled: 

A. Nozzle Height Calibration 

B. Nozzle Offset Calibration

  • Use the PVA profile.

1. Load the PVA

  • Remove the lid from your Raise3D printer

(Note: Room temperature should be about 18C or 65F degrees, if the room temperature is colder please use the lid on your Raise3D Printer);

PVA material is sensitive to moisture; the Polybox is used for moisture control.

When using Raise3D PVA you will not need to dry before first use, but if the spool has been left out after printing it will need to be dried out with a Print-dry system.

A. Load a spool of Raise3D PVA into the Polybox and wait until the humidity is under 15%.

B. Insert each tube into the Filament Run-out Sensor and load the PVA and PLA.

Note: If the print has failed, check to see that Raise3D PVA filament is fully dried. Change the desiccant in the Polybox and dry the Raise3D PVA filament.

C. Ensure the feed tube from the Polybox leads into to right side hotend. Load your Raise3D PVA filament into the right hotend and load PLA filament into the left hotend.

Note: The tube must be smooth, straight and without kinks or bends. The Polybox should be positioned higher than the printer. Do not load PVA into the left hotend.

2. Setting ideaMaker to use Raise3D PVA

Note: Be sure you are running the most current version of ideaMaker

A. Open ideaMaker

B. Click “File” and select “Import Models”

C. Click“Play”button

D. Please ensure you have [Raise3D] PVA 1.75mm filament selected on the right extruder to prevent issues printing with Raise3D PVA.

E. Select a Template to use, in this example we will be using High Quality - Pro2 - PLA.

F. Click Edit and you should see that the platform addition is unable to be edited as it’s overridden in the filament settings.

G. Once you exit the template, click the gear wheel next to “[Raise3D] PVA 1.75mm” in order to see the Raise3D PVA Filament Settings.

H. The option of “Override Slicing Settings in Templates Linked to the Filament” is enabled by Default for Raise3D PVA. 

I. Close out filament settings and click the Edit button then Advanced.

J. Select “Support” and set “General Support” as “All”.

K. Set “Support Extruder” to “Right Extruder”, and set “Dense Support Extruder” to “Right Extruder”

L. Select “Temperature” and select “Cool Down Inactive Extruder”. Then close this window.

M. Click “Save and Close”, to save these changes.

3. Print

A. Apply PVA glue stick to the print bed surface.

Check the adhesion of first layer printing to verify that the edges have not warped.


B. When the print is about 5-10mm tall or after the point at which it should have been printing Raise3D PVA, verify the height of the two filaments are at the same level to ensure PVA has been printing correctly.

C. Finished product

[ Manual Pro2 Series - 006 Raise3D PVA Print Setup -V1.0 ]