HIPS – High Impact Polystyrene
While HIPS is commonly used as a dissolve-able filament that is frequently used as support material it’s also a very capable material in it’s own right. Use HIPS to significantly reduce warping and visibly shorten the time you’re spending on post-processing. The material has a unique mat structure that absorbs light and reduces the visibility of minor flaws. It’s great for printing larger parts, housing or architectural prototypes.
- models with large, flat surfaces
- architecture mockups
- casing elements for testing
- end-use casing parts for low volume production
- prototypes of consumer products
- prototypes of mechanical parts
- Typical melting temperature: 230-250°C
- Typical softening temperature: 85-100°C
- Print surface: PET, Buildtak, Glass build plate
- Bed temperature: 115 °C
- Low cost
- Impact and water resistant
- Dissolvable by d-Limonene
- Heated bed required
- Heated chamber recommended
- High printing temperature
- Ventilation required
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