HIPS

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Overview

High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a great support material for ABS parts as it is very similar to ABS in its properties (read more at Wikipedia), but works with different solvents (Limonene for HIPS vs acetone for ABS). Experiments are ongoing for HIPS as a support material due to Limonene not affecting ABS, and a similar cost (vs double for PVA). HIPS can be easily torn from the ABS leaving an even finish behind. Also, HIPS is soluble in chemical called Limonen, which doesn't affect ABS.

Availability

GizmoDorks has 1.75mm and 3.00mm HIPS filaments in 12 different colors. Free shipping on every order.

3Dfilamenta sells HIPS in 1.75mm and 3.00mm. HIPS filament in more than 6 colors. 5 USD international shipping.

3ddirect has 1.75mm and 3.00mm HIPS filament in a variety of colors. Ships free with one-year guarantee.

http://reprapworld.com/?products/listing&cPath=1590_1664 10 different colours 1.75 and 3mm HIPS filament, fast shipping

MatterHackers has 1.75mm and 3.00mm HIPS filaments. Free 2-3 day shipping on every order.

3DPartistry has 1.75mm and 3.00mm HIPS filaments.From California, USA. Shipping free for two or more. Available in 14 different colors: Black, light blue, green, grey, natural, orange, pink, red, silver, blue, peak green, white, yellow, purple

3D Inkspot sells 1 kg spools 1.75mm and 3.00mm HIPS filament

3D-Prima sells 1 kg spools in 1.75mm and 3.00mm HIPS filament in 6 colors. Free shipping within Europe for orders above EUR 100

3D2PRINT sells 1 kg spools 1.75mm HIPS filament in 5 colors

Filament & meer sells 1 kg spools of 1.75 mm and 3.0 mm HIPS filament in 5 colors from The Netherlands

LulzBot sells reeled/spooled 3mm HIPS filament

Cubic-Print ships 1kg 1,75mm HIPS (black and white) and Limonene from Germany

Thingibox ships 1kg 1,75mm and 3mm HIPS from Spain

ToyBuilder Labs sells 1 kg spools of 1.75mm HIPS and 3.00mm HIPS from California, US

meXhibit HIPS 1 Kg Spools, 500g bundles of 1.75 mm and 3.0 mm from Zürich, Switzerland - As soluble support material for ABS HIPS can be solved in a d-lemonene or in Germany d-limonen bath. Use 97-99% pure limonen / lemonene liquid in water with a condition of 1:10 to 1:3, depending on the complexity and supportive HIPS filament being printed. Don't through away the water/lemonene bath after using it, try to use it a second or third time by adequately adding some lemonade lotion into it. There are some cheap suppliers of ABS that mix HIPS (cheaper) into their ABS and sell it as ABS, when you use d-limonen with such "ABS" dont be surprised if your "ABS" dissolve.

Subassembly India ships 1kg spool of 3mm & 1.75 from Bangalore, India

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