High-performance, water-soluble support material

Get the print stability you need — designed to work with a wide range of engineering-grade 3D printing materials

Features & Benefits:

  • Works extremely well with ABS, PC/ABS, nylon, TPU, CPE, PC, and PP filament
  • Adheres to other 3D printing materials, giving you a better print quality
  • Great stability in higher printing temperatures, allowing for better printing results
  • Dissolves up to 6x faster than other BVOH or polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) support materials
  • Water-soluble filament dissolves in warm water – no solvents needed, no more removing supports
  • Smart for the environment and nontoxic
  • Excellent surface finish
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Why Use AquaSys™ 120 water-soluble support material?

We know the challenges of developing a material like this, because we have been chasing this for many years at the request of industry leaders. In order for a support material to be considered high-performance, we needed to address thermal stability at elevated temperatures, great adhesion to most materials, high-quality filament manufacturing with reliable and consistent printability, and exceptional  dissolution rates, all while being environmentally conscious.

For as long as 3D printing has been around, manufacturers and developers have been looking for ways to streamline production for more efficient results. Although 3D printing has itself cut costs and created major advancements in material design, there are still limitations and costly processes that have remained a problem for manufacturing.

One of these has been the necessity to design and build with less than optimal support structures, hindering creativity and keeping post-production costs a major factor with many builds. Often, post-processing of 3D printed parts requires more labor and time than the printing of the part, creating bottlenecks and increased cost.

But, what was once considered the holy grail solution for additive manufacturing, has now become a reality. AquaSys 120 high-performance water-soluble support is a newly patented, composite material that meets the rigorous demand of advanced additive manufacturing applications.

AquaSys120 is a breakthrough water-soluble support FDM filament that allows you to 3D print complex parts with ease. This filament was recently awarded a patent and received IDTechEX “Best innovation in 3D printing “award.

Its true power is its breakthrough water-soluble performance, which significantly reduces the time it takes to remove the material after its 3D printed. In a recent study, AquaSys 120 was found to dissolve up to twice as fast as a leading brand of PVA at room temperature (22 ºC) and over six times faster at elevated temperatures (80 ºC).

Universal adhesion Temperature Stability Up to 6X dissolution Rate

Fast, Easy, and Consistent AquaSys™ 120 Performance

AquaSys 120 is a completely new, patented material, designed to be used on many extrusion machines and build plates making it easy to use. It is perfect for any print design with several overhanging features or other complex designs. You will be able to avoid any warping or deformations with your build filament.

This is great for parts with internal cavities where break-away support material could not be removed due to lack of access. This makes your build experience much less complicated and more plug-and-play regardless of the material you’re printing.

​AquaSys support material is designed to work in build chamber temperatures up to 120 °C, enabling you to print a variety of engineered thermoplastics. Our customers have printed with Dow nylons and various polypropylene, polycarbonate, and TPU materials. AquaSys has been used on many FDM machines including Ultimaker, Lulzbot, Arburg,  and Aon3D machines with minimal set-up time.

Being a water-soluble filament, AquaSys 120 dissolves with tap water only, with no harsh chemicals, keeping you safe and eliminating the risk of leftover residues. AquaSys™ 120 is hydrophilic and biocompatible. This means its a nontoxic and noncarcinogenic composite filament that can be used with engineering-grade build filaments. It can be directly disposed of in conventional waste-water streams, but we recommend checking with your local regulations.

AquaSys 120 is easy to store and comes with everything you will need to make sure your filament is ready to use. It is our recommendation to always store the AquaSys material in the sealed, moisture-tight bag with the desiccant present that it ships in.

The filament will pick up moisture over time if left exposed to the environment, ultimately causing printing issues. Moisture-affected filament will start to foam and look cloudy, not translucent. Filament will also start extruding poorly, becoming stringy and eventually stop extruding. If this happens, we recommend drying the material at 60 – 70 °C with the desiccant present for 3-4 hours.

AquaSys was built to reduce the time and cost of downstream processing. Post-processing is responsible for as much as 70% of the cost of a 3D-printed object, and support removal is the key driver of this – until now. With AquaSys you can build more complex parts faster, with less cost.

Made for your 3D Printer

AquaSys 120 is available in 1.75mm and 2.85mm filament to meet the needs of most professional, industrial, and prosumer 3D printers. Options are also available for direct pellet extrusion and custom material development; contact us for details.

Technical Information

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Take a closer look into AquaSys120 in a newly published white-paper

AquaSys™ 120 is a breakthrough support filament  for the additive manufacturing industry. Currently offered in filament for FFF/FDM printing technology. This water soluble support material leverages novel material design to enhances the supporting the Buildup of Three-Dimensional Solids, Enhanced Properties, Robust Adhesion, and Critical Application Parameters.

“AquaSys™ 120 is a general-purpose water-soluble support for additive manufacturing (3D printing) for fused filament fabrication (FFF) and direct extrusion systems. AQ-120 offers modest thermal stability and robust adhesion characteristics which make it an ideal material for a wide array of build material.”