This high quality material is as strong and stiff as ABS, but is much easier to print with as it is less likely to shrink or warp. HIPS is a dissolvable filament that is frequently used as support material because it is so easily removable, however the material is also unique as you can sand, glue, prime or paint your prints. This extends the possibility of what you can produce on the Robox – beautiful, functional, bespoke prints decorated any way you want.
HIPS is also ideal for printing in conjunction with ABS as the mechanical properties of the two materials are very similar, and they need to be printed at similar temperatures. The primary difference between the two materials is HIPS uses Limonene as a solvent, which leaves a nicer, cleaner finish.
Filament diameter: 1.75mm
Length (metres approx.): 240
Each reel is sealed in a reusable zip lock bag with a sachet of silica gel to control moisture. The bag is then placed in a sturdy windowed box for shipping.
Included on the reel is an eeprom which can be read by a Robox® device. The eprom stores data on the material and statistics of use.
Compatible with any printer which accepts 1.75mm filament. The eprom requires a reader which is fitted to all Robox® units.