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HIPS 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament

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HIPS 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament

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  • HIPS filament (or High Impact Polystyrene) is most commonly used as dissolvable support material. Submersed in widely available Limonene (derived from Lemons and Oranges) the HIPS parts of your print will simply dissolve after printing, with just the actual print behind.
  • With similar structural properties to ABS, HIPS also works well as a printing material in its own right. Similar printing temperatures mean HIPS is a well suited support material for ABS and similar printing materials. Whereas PVA (another soluble support material) is suitable for lower temperature PLA.
  • The last thing you want to worry about is poor quality support structure clogging one or your nozzles during a complex print. While other HIPS materials may have questionable contaminants, rest assured HIPS is created with a high grade, pure resin. This ensures 100% reliable printing, giving smooth material to material surfaces under your prints.
  • It’s not just our quality that is second to none, we also back it all up with a no quibble 60 day guarantee. Got a problem with your order, or your prints? Get in touch with our technical customer support team, we’ll get you back on track in no time.
HIPS 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament


HIPS 1.75mm Filament

Do you have a complicated design that you want to print using ABS, that will also involve support for overhanging parts?

Or maybe you’d like to stretch your wings a bit and try a material that’s stronger than either PLA or ABS, but is just as easy to use?

If so, then HIPS is just the material that you’ve been looking for.

HIPS, or high impact polystyrene, is a synthetic copolymer that combines the hardness of polystyrene with the elasticity of rubber to produce a material that is strong, durable, non-toxic and recyclable. It’s widely used commercially to manufacture a wide range of items from toys and appliances to product packaging and cases.

In 3D printing, HIPS filament 1.75mm makes an excellent soluble support material in designs that incorporate overhangs. A printer simply lays down HIPS to a specified height and then lays another selected printing material down on the layer of HIPS. The HIPS filament acts to support the overhanging material and prevents the deforming, warping and collapse that would occur if there was no support.

Removing the support once printing is complete couldn’t be easier. Once your object has cooled, you simply submerge it in Limonene (a relatively benign solvent that is derived from the skin of lemons). In about 24 hours, the Limonene will have completely dissolved all of the HIPS. Your printed object will have crisp, clean angles, corners and overhangs without having to resort to knives, sanding or scraping.

It’s always important to remember to keep an eye on the printing temperatures of your support material and your printing material. If the two vary significantly, you run the risk that one material will warp and deform the other material. That’s why HIPS support material works really well when ABS is being used as the print material. The two have nearly identical printing temperatures. This means they will lie together cleanly without any warping or deformation whatsoever.

HIPS also makes an excellent printing material in its own right. It’s specs demonstrate that its more than capable of working in a wide variety of applications. For example, it has a specific gravity of 1.05 g/cm³. This is comparable to the density of ABS.

With a Rockwell hardness of R95 HIPS is comparable to ABS, and is actually slightly more than PLA.

Finally, It has a maximum tensile strength of 5801 psi which is again right up there with the maximum tensile strength of ABS (6500 psi).


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Click to learn more about HIPS in our resource centre - How to 3D print HIPS filament, and it's not just a support material


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We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.


Guide Settings
Printing Temperature: 230°C
Bed Temperature: 90-95°C
Bed Adhesion: Glue-stick, vinyl hairspray
Print Speed: 30-40mm/s (higher speeds may need slightly hotter printing temp, up to 240°C)
Cooling Fans: Off at all times
Ideal build chamber: Closed, ensure no draughts

Good ventilation is essential and do not leave print unattended.

Density: 1.05g/cc
Tensile Strength: 5,801 psi (40MPa)
Sample Weight: Approx 35g
Empty Spool + Filament Weight: Approx 250g + 1KG = Approx 1.25KG
300G Spool Size: 16cm dia, 4.2cm width, 5.2cm dia spool hole
1KG Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole

Please note: settings vary printer to printer so experimenting is essential

How to 3D Print HIPS Filament - And it's not just a support material

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We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
prints nicely when printer is enclosed

test print natural HIPS from @rigidink on enclosed Prusa i3 mk2s at 235/230/100C, 20% infill, 10mm raft #3Dprinting

Enclosing the printer is really needed or the print dislodges.

Great Hips

Easy to print with and good finish quality.

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