(as of Dec 02,2020 11:32:43 UTC – Details)
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) 3D Printer Filament share many of the same printing characteristics and qualities as ABS. It has comparable strength and durability. The main difference is HIPS filament dissolves in D-limonene (acetone is used to dissolve ABS). Therefore, HIPS filament is commonly used as a supporting material especially in conjunction with ABS filament.
When printing using an FDM 3D printer, sometimes there are issues with objects with large overhangs or bridging. This is where printing with a dissolvable material such as HIPS filament really shines. Using a dual extruder printer with HIPS and ABS filament can produce complicated objects with the HIPS providing support for the ABS. Dissolving HIPS filament in a Limonene bath will leave behind just the ABS filament printed sections.
3mm diameter, 1kg net weight, HIPS Filament
Filament Roundness: +/- 0.05mm
Filament Diameter: +/- 0.03mm
Recommended Print Temperature: 230 – 250°C, depending on printer model
Compatible with RepRap, Makerbot, Afinia, Solidoodle or any standard spool based 3D printer