AquaSys® 180

High-temperature, water-soluble support filament. Stable at chamber temperatures up to 180ºC.

Price: $200.00 (1.75mm - 2.85mm)

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Description

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.

Specifications

Weight: 2.3 kg
Dimensions: 13 × 12 × 4 mm
Extruder Temperature: 230-300ºC (240-260ºC recommended)
Build plate temperature: 60-180ºC
Chamber temperature: Up to 180ºC

Material Compatibility

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. 

Printing Parameters

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.

Dive into more AquaSys 180 details.

The data paints a clear picture: AquaSys 180 is an exciting achievement in material design. Request the AquaSys 180 whitepaper, written by our R&D team, for a closer look at key material properties and the challenges they address.

Take on the next 3D printing frontier.

Unbridled creation.

Make exactly what you want to make, using the exact materials you want to make it with.

Hands-off removal.

With AquaSys 180, you never have to worry about time-sucking post-production tasks.

A true partner for your prints.

AquaSys 180 provides excellent stability, for highly detailed parts with brilliant surfaces.

AquaSys 180 is in a class all its own.

No other support method can compete in terms of quality, convenience, or compatibility.

  Breakaway PVA/BVOH Chemical-soluble AquaSys 180
Compatible with engineering-grade build materials X   X X
Requires minimal post-processing   X X X
Enables safe, simple disposal   X   X
Stable at high temperatures X   X X
Dissolves in plain tap water*   X X
Supports complex geometries   X X X
Compatible with PEEK, PEKK, PEI, and PPSU X     X

AquaSys 180 can help reshape your current applications.

Automotive.

3D printing adds flexibility to your process. And AquaSys 180’s unique compatibility represents a logical way to expand that flexibility.

Aerospace.

AquaSys 180 can help you produce flightworthy parts made from high-temperature, smoke-resistant materials. It’s also been tested for soluble-core applications like carbon fiber lamination.

Medical & Dental

More high-temperature thermoplastics are approved for medical use today than ever before—and AquaSys 180 is uniquely suited to support them.

Education.

Enable the students and researchers in your lab to spend more time learning and pushing boundaries, and less time sanding, chipping, and grinding off support material.

Truly custom jigs & fixtures.

In jig and fixture design, specificity is critical. The more specifically a tool or assembly aid is designed to a particular task, the more time it can save your manufacturing line. AquaSys 180 can help.

Rapid(er) prototyping.

For manufacturers looking to move into producing end-use parts with FDM, the list of viable materials has always been a little too short. AquaSys 180 expands that list significantly.

Let’s talk about something big.

From bulk orders to reseller relationships, there’s a lot our staff can help you with. Start by telling us a little bit about who you are and what you need.

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