Support material specialist Infinite Materials Solutions is launching AquaSys GP at the Rapid+TCT in Detroit. The latest in its line of water-soluble support filament, it is intended as a superior alternative to PVA. Designed to help users print more parts in less time, it dissolves in room temperature tap water— 20X faster than a leading brand of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA).
Infinite will also showcase EMPOWR3D, a new turnkey suite of additive manufacturing services that seeks to create, collaborate, and knowledge share within the 3D printing sector. Services offered include material development, feedstock creation, printer selection and tuning, part design, printing, and characterization.
EMPOWR3D is platform-agnostic, giving customers the resources to address their needs in whichever way suits them. This platform will be operated in collaboration with Interfacial, the innovation engine behind Infinite’s portfolio of novel materials.
Infinite and Interfacial hope this collaborative center can help simplify the multi-faceted world of 3D printing and provide resources to create novel materials for customers of all experience levels. “We recognize we’ve hit critical mass in the playground of additive manufacturing and with so much innovation, it can be hard to make 3D printing work for specific company needs,” says Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer and Member of Interfacial Consultants LLC. “The goal of EMPOWR3D is to streamline the future of 3D printing by showcasing its simplicity and efficiency for every potential user.”
Attendees will have an opportunity to review Infinite’s other disruptive materials, Caverna PP and AquaSys 120 and 180. They will also be able to witness Infinite materials in action on BCN3D W27 and Ultimaker S3 3D printers and the dissolution prowess of AquaSys materials in an Ultimaker dissolution station.
“We’re excited to return to RAPID to be with the best minds in additive manufacturing,” says Jeff Feddersen, Senior Sales Manager, Infinite Material Solutions. “We innovate to serve the needs of the world and can’t wait to talk with the rest of the industry about the future of 3D printing.”
Attendees will have a chance to experience and demo Infinite’s latest support material, AquaSys GP (General Purpose). The team will showcase this environmentally friendly water-soluble alternative to PVA and its adhesion and dissolution characteristics, printing performance, and more. AquaSys GP will be available for purchase online through select Infinite resellers. Further details about the official launch of AquaSys GP will be unveiled at the event.