HIPS Filament

High impact polystyrene, lightweight support 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.


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.

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.

The advantages of HIPS filament

  • Lightweight
  • Suitable as support an base material
  • Strong and reasonably pliable


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 25% 25%
  • Flexibility  34% 34%
  • Stiffness 100% 100%
  • Print Temperature 18% 18%
  • Ease of Use 60% 60%