- High impact polystyrene (HIPS)
- Copolymer that combines the hardness of polystyrene and the elasticity of rubber.
- Can be used as support material.
- Soluble in limonene, an easily obtainable solvent that is derived from the skin of lemons.
- HIPS as a support material limits you to printing your actual part from ABS because other 3D printer filament materials will be damaged by the limonene.
- But HIPS and ABS print well together in any case
- Stronger than both PLA and ABS, warps less than ABS, and can easily be glued, sanded, and painted.
- Will dissolve in approximately 8 to 24 hours when fully submerged in a Limonene bath.
- HIPS remain pliable (easily bent or flexible) until it’s cool. Do not remove your print until fully cooled or it will bend.
- Nozzle temperature: 230 ± 10⁰C
- Bed temperature: 100 ⁰C
- Chamber: open
- Adhesion: ABS paste
- Printing Speed: 70 mm/s
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- Well spread in food industry for packaging
- Also used to pack CD discs and to produce trays in medicine