HIPS, or High Impact Polystyrene, is a dissolvable support material that is commonly used with ABS. When being used as a support material, HIPS can be dissolved in d-Limonene, leaving your print free of any markings caused by support removal. HIPS has many of the same printing properties as ABS, making it a logical dual extrusion partner. Not only is HIPS great for supporting your ABS prints, it’s also more dimensionally stable and slightly lighter than ABS, making it a great choice for parts that would end up getting worn out or used in applications that can benefit from the lighter weight.
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
- Nozzle temperature: 220-240°C
- Bed temperature: 90-115ºC
- Warping: Minimal
- Shrinkage: Minimal
- Print speed: Reachable up to 70 mm/s (may vary)
- Strength: High
- Flexibility: Low
- Durability: High
- Abrasion resistance: Medium
- Soluble: Yes, in limonene
- Hygroscopic: No
- Food safe: Yes
- Fumes: During printing
BEST HIPS FILAMENTS
HIPS 3D printing filament is similar to ABS and share a lot of the same characteristics and qualities. It has comparable strength and durability to ABS filament. HIPS filament is extremely versatile and economical. However, HIPS filament dissolves in a different solvent. D-limonene is used to dissolve HIPS (acetone is used to dissolve ABS). Therefore, HIPS filament is commonly used as a supporting material especially in conjunction with ABS filament.
Doing tests in our workshop we have noticed that this filament is difficult to stick to the hot bed even at high temperatures and sometimes it is not able to stick with itself, but when it works, it does it in an excellent way with good quality.
We recommend this filament as a dissolvable support.
We have noticed that depending on which color it has a different behavior in printing. Brighter colors stick worse to hot bed.
Good quality overall, keep shapes well, and works fine as a solvent support.
Kodak has long been experts at designing the material for creating beautiful two-dimensional images, and now they’ve brought their expertise into 3D. With a vast array of sharp tones and a fast, easy printing experience, this filament has the excellent quality you’ve come to expect.
Great quality overall. Filament sometimes does not stick to the bed, but using an spray adhesive or similar works fine. Easy print.