Z-SUPPORT ATP is a soluble support filament designed with high thermal stability in mind. Unlike materials based on PVA or BVOH, it does not dissolve in water but in a mild alkaline solution containing Z-SUPPORT ATP Activator. By dispensing with solubility in pure water, the material has been made a lot less sensitive to ambient moisture.
Z-SUPPORT ATP Activator is a complementary solvent designed for use with Z-SUPPORT ATP. Mixed with water, it creates an alkaline solution best for dissolving Z-SUPPORT ATP material. The dissolution rate of Z-SUPPORT ATP is dependent on the model’s geometry, water circulation and water temperature. Soluble support structures enable 3D printing of complex, detailed shapes with partially trapped volumes as well as movable mechanisms in one go.