HIPS, or High Impact Polystyrene and is very similar to ABS. The main difference is that HIPS uses Limonene as a solvent. This means that HIPS can easily be dissolved by placing your print in Limonene. This is a fantastic alternative to sanding away regular support material which can make your hands sore and leave you feeling frustrated.
HIPS is as easy to print with as ABS with much less warping. HIPS is ideal for printing in conjunction with ABS because it has a similar strength and stiffness profile to ABS which means they complement each other well. Our Hips also works very well as support for ASA, PA6 Nylon, PA12 Nylon, Polycarp PET-G and PLA. It helps that HIPS and ABS need to be printed around the same temperature.
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