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Infinite Materials Solutions releases new general purpose printing material

AquaSys GP water-soluble support material is a superior alternative to PVA

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Infinite Materials Solutions, an innovator in material design for additive manufacturing, has launched AquaSys General Purpose (GP), a water-soluble support material compatible with most polyesters. It is a direct replacement for polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and showcases outstanding performance and print fidelity with standard polylactic acid (PLA)-type build materials. Its creators hope the reliable high-performance material marks a shift in the industry, as it saves time and money and is accessible to a wide range of users.

Specifically designed for use in fused filament fabrication (FFF) and direct pellet extrusion systems, AquaSys GP dissolves 20% faster in room-temperature tap water when compared with PVA, can be easily removed without any harsh chemicals, and can be printed with a wide variety of machines, including lower-cost dual extruder printers. AquaSys GP can print under challenging humidity conditions with its moisture mitigation properties, and is compatible with PET, PETG, PLA, and other common materials.

Infinite Materials Solutions releases new general purpose printing material. AquaSys GP water-soluble support material an alternative to PVA
AquaSys GP’s dissolvable, hands-off support removal allows for complex design features, enabling new possibilities for everything from flightworthy plane parts to highly specific surgical molds

Infinite Materials Solutions expects AquaSys GP to appeal to a wide range of consumers, from hobbyists to seasoned professionals. The material was first shown at this spring’s RAPID + TCT additive manufacturing conference, where Jason Tzintzun, Marketing and Operations Manager for Source Graphics, beta tested the support material. “We love AquaSys GP,” said Tzintzun. “As a 3D solutions provider, it’s great to have AquaSys GP to recommend to our customers. We have a lot of customers using PLA and Tough PLA, and this is the perfect support material.”

“We’ve been listening to our customers for years and have heard their frustrations with the drawbacks of PVA materials,” said Jeff Feddersen, Senior Sales Manager at Infinite Materials Solutions. “We’re happy to finally bring them AquaSys GP. PLA comprises 70% of all build materials used in the fused deposition modeling (FDM) market – we really think this is going to change everything and become the standard by which all other support materials are judged.”

AquaSys GP joins Infinite Materials Solutions’ line of disruptive materials: AquaSys 120 and AquaSys 180 water-soluble support filaments and Caverna PP, a polypropylene build material with a water-soluble, co-continuous, microporous morphology.

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