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Breakthrough Water-Soluble 3D Printing Material Introduced

Prescott, Wis. — Today, Infinite Material Solutions LLC., a material design innovator focused on additive manufacturing, announces the official launch of a water-soluble 3D printing support material called AquaSys 180.


Built for exceptional temperature stability, this new product thrives in printing conditions that no existing water-soluble support material can withstand, according to the company. This makes it uniquely compatible with industry-favored thermoplastics such as Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and Polyetherimide (PEI), and significantly reduces the cost and time of downstream processing.


The step-forward that AquaSys 180 represents will be apparent to businesses that uses Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) to print parts made from these high-temperature thermoplastics. Until now, doing so has required that each part be printed with support structures made from materials that either need to be removed manually, or dissolved with harmful solvents.

With AquaSys 180, users can now dissolve support structures with warm tap water, leaving behind a finished part with minimal residue, according to the company.


Bringing AquaSys 180 to market today "represents the realization of a unique vision from Infinite Material Solutions and its founder Dr. Jeff Cernohous," according to a company statement.


“We are extremely excited to launch our AquaSys 180 product,” said Cernohous. “AquaSys 180 can be printed at chamber temperatures up to 180°C and has been engineered to function with high-temperature engineering thermoplastics like PEEK, PEKK, PEI and PPSU, providing unprecedented design freedom to our customers as a result. I am extremely proud of my team for their efforts to create this disruptive product.”


Infinite Material Solutions said this product announcement builds on previous efforts to "create a disruptive product in the field of 3D printing support materials." The company’s previous endeavor, AquaSys 120, was introduced in 2018 as what it calls the first water-soluble support compatible with popular build materials such as ABS.


"With AquaSys 180, the AquaSys offering is poised to attract a larger audience, especially within industries like aerospace and automotive, in which end-use parts made from PEI or PEEK would be particularly advantageous," the company statement said. For more information about AquaSys 180, visit: https://infinitematerialsolutions.com/explore-aquasys/


THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON SME BY INFINITE MATERIALS SOLUTIONS ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020.