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by Daniel McRoberts 11 July, 2016


High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is an alternative polymer to ABS in professional additive manufacturing due to its consistency and high impact resistance. Unlike PLA or ABS, 3D Prints made from HIPS will often appear matte in appearance.



Tensile strength (25 mm /min) - 25  MPa 
Elongation at break (25mm /min - 55%
Flexural stress (2mm /min) -  44.8  MPa
Density  - 1.04g/cm³ 
Approx. length / kg: 1.75mm - 400m | 2.85mm - 152m

Download HIPS MSDS


HIPS can also be used as a support material for ABS as it will dissolve in Limonene ( Acetone for ABS).  It can take between few hours to a few 2 days to dissolve the support completely (depending on its volume). 

Our high-grade HIPS is available in a variety of colours, the most popular being Black.

We will continue to work on new colours and materials which will provide excellent results!

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