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AquaTek™ X1 UMS

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Advanced support filament soluble in hot water compatible with a wide range of materials.

AquaTek™ X1 UMS (Universal Support Material) filament is one of the materials offered by 3DXtech, a well-known North American manufacturer specialising in high-temperature soluble filaments.

There are currently a wide variety of options in terms of water-soluble FDM 3D printing materials. Most of these materials are based on PVA or BVOH, however, they all have one thing in common: their poor compatibility, limited to low-temperature materials.

On the other hand, in the case of high temperature materials or materials that require a heated chamber, the best alternative is the new alkaline-soluble materials such as PolyDissolve S2, which are not directly soluble in water, but require the use of an activator such as 3DWash.

AquaTek™ X1 UMS filament is an advanced hot water soluble support material. This filament has been developed specifically for 3D printing of complex parts, and to extend its compatibility with other soluble filaments.

AquaTek™ X1 UMS is compatible with the most commonly used materials in FDM 3D printing: PLA, ABS, ASA, PETG, flexible filaments, etc. But it is also compatible with materials such as: Nylon, carbon fibre loaded filaments, glass fibre loaded filaments, or ESD filaments among others. Thus, the AquaTek™ X1 UMS filament is compatible with the widest range of materials.

Printed part with support material AquaTek™ X1 UMS

Image 1: Printed part with AquaTek™ X1 UMS material. Source: 3DxTech.

Moreover, its residues do not pose any environmental risk and can be disposed of down any drain (even the household or office drain), which makes its use as a soluble carrier material even more interesting.

Another advantage over other water-soluble carrier filaments is its lower moisture absorption during the printing process, when it is more exposed. This low moisture absorption compared to other water-soluble carrier filaments means that its surface does not become as sticky over time as with other materials.

AquaTek™ X1 UMS is a hot water soluble support filament ideal for the manufacture of complex parts in dual extruder 3D printers and compatible with a wide range of materials. AquaTek™ X1 UMS is a useful support material for a wide range of applications in a variety of industries.

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AquaTek™ X1 UMS filament, although it absorbs less moisture than other water-soluble support filaments, is a highly hygroscopic material, so it should be stored in an airtight container with desiccant and the use of a device such as Printdry Pro is recommended during printing.

The recommended printing parameters for AquaTek™ X1 UMS filament are as follows:

  • Printing temperature: 190 - 220 ºC.
  • Hot bed: 60 - 90 ºC.
  • Chamber temperature: Up to 120 ºC.

To dissolve substrates made with X1 Support, the following guidelines are recommended:

  1. It is recommended to manually remove any excess support that is accessible, as this will considerably reduce the dissolving time (more support = longer dissolving time).
  2. It can be dissolved in hot tap water. Hot tap water usually comes out at about 38 - 49 °C, a temperature more than adequate for dissolving carriers made with AquaTek™ X1 UMS.
  3. Stirring the water reduces the dissolving time (sonic or mechanical agitation).
  4. As the water cools down, it is recommended to heat it or replace it with hot water if there are still undiluted areas of support.
General information
Manufacturer 3DXTECH
Material AquaTek™ X1 UMS
Format Spool of 500 g
Pack of 50 g 
Density -
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance -
Filament length -
Color Natural
RAL/Pantone (approximate) -
Print settings
Printing temperature 190-220 ºC
Print bed temperature 60-90 ºC
Chamber temperature <120 ºC
Cooling fan -
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength (ASTM D256) -
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break (ASTM D638) -
Tensile strength (ASTM D638) -
Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638) -
Flexural strength -
Flexural modulus -
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ASTM E2092) -
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Transparency  -
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outer) 200 mm 
Diameter coil (inner hole) 53 mm 
Coil Width 70 mm 


* The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.

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