3DXTECH™ AquaTek™ X1 USM (Universal Support)
About The Materials
AquaTek™ X1 Advanced USM [Universal Support Material] is an advanced water-soluble support filament that was formulated specifically for printing complex parts. This material is compatible with the widest variety of model materials [PLA, ABS, NYLON, Carbon Fiber, Glass Fiber, and more!] and then it safely washes away in warm water so you don’t destroy your part removing the support.
AquaTek™ X1 Advanced USM Universal Support Material
Our AquaTek™ X1 Advanced USM Universal Support Material is an all-new, highly advanced universal water soluble support formulated specifically for printing complicated parts.
AquaTek™ X1 Advanced USM is readily dissolved in warm water and has excellent adhesion to the broadest range of materials, including our popular advanced composites like CarbonX™ Carbon Fiber Nylons and FibreX™ Glass Fiber Nylons.
Benefits of AquaTek™ X1 Advanced USM:
Readily soluble in warm water
Eco-friendly and safe to dispose in house or office drains
Ideal support material for the widest array of materials, including many which are infamous for being difficult to support!
Low moisture absorption while exposed to the air during printing, getting less tacky over time than similar support materials
AquaTek™ X1 Advanced USM really is our most compatible support material, it works excellent with all the following and more:
PLA, ABS, ASA, PETG, Nylons, and flexible filaments like TPC, TPU, and COPE.
This includes all of our famous composite variants of these grades, such as carbon fiber, glass fiber, and ESD-safe.
Recommended Support Removal Techniques:
Break away excess support material that’s easily accessible. This reduces dissolution time (more support material = a longer time to dissolve).
Submerge the part in warm water. Hot tap water is typically 38-49°C, which is more than adequate for dissolving AquaTek™ X1 Advanced USM. Please be safe with hot water!
Agitating and stirring the water reduces dissolution time further, either with mechanical agitation or a sonic cleaning bath system. Re-heat or replace the warm water as it cools off for as long as you still see support material un-dissolved.
Residue is ecologically safe and can be disposed of down a home or office drain. Rinse thoroughly with fresh, warm water.