HIPS (High impact Polystyrene) is one of the newest materials available for 3D Printers. It has very similar properties to ABS plastic in terms of impact strength and stiffness and prints nicely. Be one of the first to try this new material!
One of the benefits of using HIPS in dual head printers, is the ability to use it as a soluble support structure. HIPS will dissolve in citric acid product called Limonene. This will allow you to print far more complicated models and parts that were unprintable before. The two plastics print really well together. HIPS will completely disslove away in Limonene, leaving you with a clean ABS part what smells like oranges!
235°C extrusion temperature
110°C print bed temperature
Density 1.04 g/cm3
2.85mm +/- 0.1mm dia thick
Do not remove part from build platform until the parts have cooled (as HIPS remains pliable)
Models can also be glued with superglue, acetone, MEK
Printed parts can be sanded, primed and painted with acrylic.