Ooznest Materials HIPS 3D Printer filament is widely used as a support material for ABS prints. Why ABS? The printing temperatures of the two 3D Printer filaments is practically identical, 245°C. HIPS stands for high impact polystyrene, it combines polystyrene and polybutadiene, making it a graft polymer.
WHAT MAKES HIPS DIFFERENT?
From the combination of the two elements above, Ooznest Materials HIPS 3D Printer filament has the toughness of polystyrene with the strength and flexibility of polybutadiene. This can be seen in the numbers. An impact strength of 15kJ/m2 compared to PLA 3.4kJ/m2, it puts HIPS Filament right in the middle of ABS and PLA. However it has a high elongation at break, 50% compared to PLA (20%) and ABS (9%), making it in the higher range of flexibility from the Ooznest Materials range. When printed, HIPS give a super smooth matt finish, and can be machined, glued and sanded, why it is heavily used in the model making industry.
In its own right HIPS is an underestimated material to print with. However as previously mentioned it is also a good support material. Having a high print temperature makes it comparable to other materials available. But the stand out factor is that is is dis-solvable in Limonene. Limonene is a lemon skin based solvent, simply leave the print submerged in Limonene for 24Hours with a few shakes in-between, and your support material is removed without any effort in site.
WHY CHOOSE OOZNEST MATERIALS?
At Ooznest we live, breath and dream 3D Printing. We use 3D Printers on a daily basis whether it is manufacturing parts for our machines, or just having fun.
Ooznest Materials was launched out of a necessity to bring the widest range of premium materials to every maker at affordable prices. Our filaments are manufactured in Europe to the highest standards, with only premium, not contaminated raw materials.
All our Ooznest Materials 3D Printer Filaments are manufactured to a 0.05mm diameter tolerance. Our filaments arrive vacuumed packed, inside a shrink wrapped box, with an extra special secret treat :). This insures your 3D Printer filament arrives in a pristine condition ready for printing.
Normally filament is wound onto plastic spools. We recognised that winding 3D Printer filament onto a plastic spool is completely unnecessary. All our Ooznest Material filaments are wound onto a 100% recyclable cardboard spool. Our cardboard spools are extremely rigid, they will not twist, deform, or tear from repeated use.
Not sure if our filament is right for you? Don't worry you can just buy an Ooznest Materials sample and give it a try, we guarantee you won't be disappointed with Ooznest Materials.
We have built a reputation for outstanding customer service, and we plan to keep that with Ooznest Materials. A member of our expert team is available by email or phone, for printing advice, or just a general chit chat. We have a no hassle return or exchange process, if you are happy, we are happy.