HIPS filament

 

High impact polystyrene, lightweight support filament

What is PA HIPS filament?

 

HIPS stands for high impact polystyrene. It is the perfect material to use as support for ABS filament, because the two share much of the same printing properties. HIPS uses a similar print temperature and, like ABS, requires a heated bed to prevent warping of objects.

What is hips filament?

 

HIPS stands for high impact polystyrene. It is the perfect material to use as support for ABS filament, because the two share much of the same printing properties. HIPS uses a similar print temperature and, like ABS, requires a heated bed to prevent warping of objects.

applications

 

As said, HIPS is most often used as a soluble support material for complex ABS prints. This is because HIPS filament dissolves in D-limonene. However, D-limonene may cause some discoloration of the ABS material. Therefore, it is only recommended for complex models for which discoloration does not form an issue.

applications

As said, HIPS is most often used as a soluble support material for complex ABS prints. This is because HIPS filament dissolves in D-limonene. However, D-limonene may cause some discoloration of the ABS material. Therefore, it is only recommended for complex models for which discoloration does not form an issue.

The advantages of HIPS filament

Lightweight

Suitable as support and base material

Strong and reasonably pliable

no more sanding or cutting

 

When using HIPS, there is no need to sand, cut or use any other method that could damage your print. Dissolving HIPS in limonene is of course a great alternative to sanding your print. No more rough hands or frustrating work.

no more sanding or cutting

When using HIPS, there is no need to sand, cut or use any other method that could damage your print. Dissolving HIPS in limonene is of course a great alternative to sanding your print. No more rough hands or frustrating work.

Specifications

Diameter: 1.75 mm
Weight: 1 kg
Print temperature: 220-260°C
Melt temperature: 180˚C
Print bed temperature: ±60˚C
Storage: Cool & dry (15-25°C), away from UV light.
Note: The values shown are an indication and could differ between different printers. Please refer to our support page for more information

 

  • Strength
  • Flexibility 
  • Stiffness
  • Print Temperature
  • Ease of Use

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