Filaments.ca original series HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) 3D printer filament is our popular, tried and tested soluble/dissolvable thermoplastic support material. This material is designed to be used as a support or infill material in conjunction with our ABS filaments, but can also be used on it's own as a normal Polystyrene 3D printing material.
Our HIPS filament formula is fully degradable and easily dissolves in a D-Limonene solution. Depending on the size/geometry of your print, the material will dissolve in approximately 8 to 24 hours when fully submerged in a D-Limonene bath.
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. It also helps that HIPS and ABS need to be printed around the same temperature.
HIPS 3D printer filament has similar properties to ABS because it is relatively strong can be easily sanded. But unlike ABS, HIPS has less potential for warping while printing and is an ideal material for painting, making it popular for use with costumes, models, and miniature figurines.
Main Features of HIPS:
- Can be used as support material or as standalone material
- Cleanly dissolves in d’limonene solution
- Ideal material for sanding, priming, painting and gluing
- Matte finish
- Light and durable
- Similar properties to ABS
- Less warping than ABS
- Resistant to acids and bases
- Can be smoothed with acetone vapor
The Filaments.ca Brand Advantage:
Our premium grade HIPS is a result of continually improving formulation based on feedback from our customers & the 3D printing community. Selling in such high volumes gives the Filaments.ca brand an edge over competitors by being able to analyze trends accurately and implement preventive actions to ensure the high quality of our product is maintained and improved.
All our products are stored in and shipped from our own fully controlled warehouse. Having full control over storage conditions, product packaging as well as maintaining a FIFO (First In First Out) storage system is crucial in maintaining optimal freshness of 3D our printing consumables.
|NET WEIGHT: 1 KG (2.2 LB)
|Made from 100% Grade A Virgin Raw Materials: We've seen first hand what prints from recycled filaments can look like, issues such as visible discoloration and other inconsistencies are common. From the very beginning, we've always guaranteed in writing that our filaments are made from pure grade virgin resin, giving you consistent high quality prints, beautiful look and feel.
|Controlled using Non-Contact Laser Diameter Gauge: Rapid, precise and repeatable measurements to exact dimensional tolerances. Such gauges allow us to maintain consistent high quality filament by automatically stopping a production line the moment a non-conforming measurement is detected. So regardless of the 3D printer you are using, the consistently round diameters provide optimum flow through the extruder nozzle.
|Continuous Line Production: Filament is extruded and spooled onto the reel in one continuous motion, producing tangle free spools that will unwind freely and smoothly from the start of the roll to the end.
|Strong and Sturdy: Stronger and more flexible than PLA, more impact resistant and longer lifespan. HIPS is a sturdy plastic that can be used for functional mechanical parts and will last even under heavy use.
|Ideal for High Resolution Prints: Our filaments will give you outstanding results even when printing at ultra high resolution using the latest 3D printers.
|Tested on a Wide Range of 3D Printers: We repeatedly and accurately test our filaments in-house, but more importantly, we act based on feedback from thousands of customers all across Canada (Thank you!)
|Compliant, Registered and Certified: Our filaments comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) directive and certified by SGS. Why is it important? It basically means the filaments are free from lead and other potentially hazardous substances including cadmium, mercury and chromium VI, among others.
|Moisture Protected Packaging: Some 3D printing materials can be negatively affected by moisture, that's why every product made by us is packed inside an air tight package along with a moisture absorbing desiccant pack. Furthermore, we've taken an extra precautionary step and will also ship you 1 free resealable bag as well as 1 free extra desiccant pack for every spool that you order. Regardless of the type of filament or the manufacturer. This will enable you to easily keep your filaments at an optimal storage condition and free from dust or dirt AFTER opening the original packaging, so its always ready for your next print.
|Produced According to a Standardized Color System: Every colored filament we manufacture is formulated according to a standard color system such as the Pantone Color Matching System. This is important in order to ensure consistent color shade with every batch as well as allowing us to produce specialty colors such as metallic and custom colors.