AquaSys® 180 is the world’s only water-soluble 3D printing support material that’s compatible with Polyetheretherketone (PEEK), Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), Polyetherimide (PEI), and polyphenylsulfone (PPSU).
It’s stable at chamber temperatures up to 180ºC. It provides complete design freedom. And it allows the additive manufacturing industry to move on to its next frontier: printing complex end-use parts, using high-strength thermoplastics.
AquaSys 180 is engineered for enhanced adhesion and high thermal stability. Together, these properties allow it to bond effectively to a wide range of hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials. And while it does adhere to most commonly used 3D printing materials, it’s recommended primarily for use with PEEK, PEKK, PEI, and PPSU.
Working with lower temperature materials like ABS or PP? Try AquaSys® 120.
AquaSys 180 filament is designed for use in fused filament fabrication (FFF) printers.
Pathway temperature: Keep the filament below 80°C prior to extrusion. Material that sits idle at temperatures of 80°C or above for extended periods of time prior to extrusion will not extrude properly.
Nozzle temperature: 230 - 300°C
Build plate requirements: AquaSys filaments will adhere to a wide range of build plate materials. If poor adhesion is persistent, increase the temperature of the build plate, but not past the maximum build plate temperature of 180° C.
Adhesives: Glue is not necessary if you use a raft made out of AquaSys 180. Follow your printer model’s material guidelines when printing a raft with another material.
FDM 3D printing material: Pair AquaSys 180 with PEEK, PEKK, PEI, or PPSU.