HIPS is an easy to print, High Impact Polystyrene filament with multifunctional properties. HIPS is an excellent support material in combination with ABS, because it dissolves in D'limonene and ABS remains unaffected
HIPS is very suitable for detailed prints, but also for large objects because the material shows very limited warping. Furthermore HIPS is very light and durable, has good interlayer bonding, can be glued easily and the colours result in a smooth matt surface of the 3D printed objects. High Impact Polystyrene is therefore widely used in model building
- Dissolves in D'limonene
- High impact-resistance
- Can be glued easily
- For matt, detailed, complex or large prints
- Light and durable
- Virtually no "warping"
Recommended temperature for heated bed is ± 65-110ﾟC.
The speed with which HIPS dissolves in D'limonene is depending on the volume and improves by movement..
HIPS can be used on all common desktop FDM or FFF technology 3D printers.
Storage: Cool and dry (15-25ﾟC) and away from UV light. This enhances the shelf life significantly
Once you’ve purchased your filament it’s important to store it correctly to maintain its quality. Over time the plastic will absorb moisture from the air, creating small water bubbles in the filament. These bubbles when heated in the extruder nozzle will quickly reach boiling point, spoiling the print. The use of desiccant dehumidifiers to absorb the moisture is highly recommend
- RS Pro Datasheet
- HIPS Data Sheet