Press Release Summary:
- Dissolves up to six times faster than PVA and remains stable when higher temperatures or more demanding print conditions are needed
- Capitalizes on unusual thermal stability and outstanding water solubility of naturally occurring carbohydrate
- Provides adherence to broad range of materials including ABS, PC/ABS, nylon, TPU, CPE, PC, composite materials and most other engineering-grade materials
Original Press Release:
Infinite Material Solutions Develops Breakthrough Water-Soluble 3D Printing Support Structure Material
River Falls, Wisc., November 12, 2019 — Post-processing continues to be a significant challenge for 3D printers creating complex parts. Breakaway support structures require tedious mechanical breakage, trimming and abrasion. Soluble support materials are often much more desirable because they can be simply dissolved in either water or a solvent; however, many of the common soluble support materials are known to be brittle or use additives that can inhibit thermal stability, printability or adhesion. That is why Infinite Material Solutions developed Aquasys 120, a high-performance, water-soluble 3D printing support material designed to be compatible with a wide range of engineering-grade 3D printing materials.
The real power of AquaSys 120 is its solubility in water, which significantly reduces finishing time for printed parts. AquaSys 120 has been proven to dissolve up to six times faster than PVA. And unlike other PVA or BVOH filament materials, AquaSys 120 is extremely stable when higher temperatures or more demanding print conditions are needed.
AquaSys 120 is a composite material that capitalizes on the unusual thermal stability and outstanding water solubility of a naturally occurring carbohydrate, which has been blended with a flexible and tough yet water-soluble polymer. In addition to its water solubility, AquaSys 120 is thermally stable and flexible yet tough enough to form a high-quality filament, unlike many other similar materials that are usually too brittle to form a usable filament.
A unique feature of Aquasys 120 is its excellent adherence to a broad range of materials, including both hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers like ABS, PC/ABS, nylon, TPU, CPE, PC, composite materials and most other engineering-grade materials. AquaSys 120 is hydrophilic, biocompatible, biodegradable, nontoxic, noncarcinogenic and environmentally friendly. This filament was recently awarded a patent and received the IDTechEX “Best Development in 3D Printing” award.
AquaSys 120 is available in 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameter filament for use in a variety of 3D printing platforms and materials. Components of AquaSys 120 can be used in a wide range of industries, including packaging, drug delivery, cosmetics, personal care products and more.
Infinite Materials Solutions will be showcasing AquaSys 120 at Formnext exhibition and conference in hall 12.1, booth G41 from November 19-22 in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information on AquaSys 120 or to speak with a product expert, visit InfiniteMaterialSolutions.com.
About Infinite Material Solutions
Infinite Material Solutions, LLC is an agile development company focusing on unique capabilities to provide disruptive materials to the additive manufacturing industry. Located in River Falls, WI, Infinite Material Solutions leverages extensive experience and depth in material design to create new and unique solutions for common additive manufacturing challenges.