FAQs

Access helpful guidance for buying, using, and making the most of AquaSys®.

AquaSys is easy to use and easy to work into your 3D printing process. But that doesn’t mean you’ll never hit a snag. Make the most of your filament with help from our FAQs. Covering everything from usage tips to troubleshooting—and plenty of other things that are good to know.



General Usage



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Troubleshooting



Compatibility



Tips and Tricks

GENERAL USAGE

What are the print parameters for AquaSys?


How do I end the printing process?

Post-processing: How do I remove AquaSys after printing?


How do I properly store and handle AquaSys?


What is the shelf life of AquaSys?
AquaSys has a manufacturer’s warranty of one (1) year when properly stored. To extend your filament’s shelf life well beyond the one-year warranty period, use these storage techniques:


TROUBLESHOOTING

AquaSys is printing opaque instead of clear.
That means your filament has taken on moisture. Dry it at 70°C for 3-4 hours.


There is charring on the printed material.
Charring typically occurs at 245°C—so check your extrusion temperature. It’s possible to successfully print at higher nozzle temperatures, but it depends on how long the material is exposed to the higher temperature. Other things to consider:


The line thickness is not consistent/material is not extruding properly.


There is buildup or charring on the nozzle.
This could be happening due to one of the following reasons:


The materials are not sticking together or to the build plate.


The material is melting or sagging.
If a printed part is melting or sagging:


COMPATIBILITY

What printers does AquaSys work with?
AquaSys 120 is currently approved for use with Ultimaker S5. We’re currently testing its compatibility with machines from Zortrax, AON3D, BigRep, and Makerbot.


What is the material compatibility?
AquaSys 120 is compatible with ABS, PC/ABS, PC, ASA, nylon, CPE, CPE+, PET/G, TPU, composite materials, and PP.


What kinds of complex designs can I create with AquaSys?
AquaSys provides stable support to complex designs, even those with features like cavities, voids, angles over 45 degrees or intricate internal details.


TIPS AND TRICKS

What do I need to look for while printing?
Monitor the print process periodically to make sure there are no visible issues. When material begins printing, it should appear as a golden extrusion with:


What is the best way to remove a part from the build plate?
AquaSys releases best at room temperature. Allow the build plate to completely cool down before attempting to remove your part.


How can I tell if my print turned out well?
Depending on your print complexity you should inspect for:


Where is your Safety Data Sheet?
You can access the AquaSys 120 Safety Data Sheet (SDS) here.


Where is your Technical Data Sheet?
You can access the AquaSys 120 Technical Data Sheet (TDS) here.


Here’s another FAQ: Where can you buy AquaSys?

Try one of our trusted resellers. We’re working with industry-leading suppliers
to make sure AquaSys is available wherever you buy FDM materials.


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