MaterialGuide HIPS

HIPS is a high impact polystyrene and can be used as a support material for ABS and dissolved in D’limonene, ABS will be not touched. HIPS is also a good printing material on its own and usable for large and very detailed model prints. It can be sanded, primed and painted. It offers limited warping, almost no shrinkage and is very easy to glue together with other parts. Last but not least it has a high layer adhesion.

HIPS can be printed with a nozzle temperature from 220-270°C and a heated bed from 90-110°C. We recommend a cooling fan speed of 50%. For HIPS we recommend as adhesion agent PrintaStick.

features

High impact and water-resistance
Can be glued easy
Light and durable
Dissolvable by D’limonene

downsides

Limited warping
Heated bed required
High print temperature
Ventilation needed

Key Facts

Price40%
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Strength40%
40%
Printability60%
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Durability60%
60%
Stiffness100%
100%

Recommended printsettings

Printing Temperature: 220-270°C
Heated Bed: 90-110°C
Enclosure: recommended
Adhesion Agent: –
Part Cooling Fan: 40%
Nozzle: standard brass
Printspeed: up to 45mm/s
Layer height: >0.1mm
Flow Rate: 100%

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