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.
HIPS is an excellent alternative to ABS. It provides equally strong prints which yield a slightly less shiny finish. While ABS dissolves in acetone, HIPS dissolves in limonene making it an excellent support option. Compatible with most 3D printers which have a heated bed including the Zortrax M200 and Flashforge printers.
High Impact Polystyrene
1.75mm | 2.85mm (± 0.03mm)
Ext 230 - 250°C | Bed +100°C
Net Wt. 1 KG | Wt. Gross 1.4 KG
Spool Dia. 55mm | 200mm
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
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.
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