Category: Support

Material Information

Name: HIPS
Source: Airwolf 3D

HIPS is short for High Impact Polystyrene. This 3D printer filament has very similar properties to ABS and works well as a support material using Limonene to dissolve it. This makes complex printing easier to achieve and will save you some trouble as break-away support is not always easy to deal with, and it usually needs to be sanded afterwards.

You can print with HIPS as it has less warping than some materials, but it is mostly used at Airwolf 3D alongside our high-grade ABS filaments as support material which will be dissolved away after 3d printing.

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    Print Settings

    Subject Airwolf
    Extruder Temperature
    • 240°C
    Bed Temperature
    • 70°C
    Bed Preparation
    • Use corresponding WolfBite adhesive that the primary build material calls for.
    Cooling Fan
    • Yes
    Closed Chamber
    • Yes
    Heated Chamber
    • No
    Chamber Temperature


    Material Management

    Subject Airwolf
    Material Feeding Style
    • Can be loaded on the spool holders within the printer.
    • No moisture-controlled box is necessary during printing.
    When to use:
    • Simple and complex geometries with overhangs; supported features must be easy to reach (hand or tool), to break the supports from the main part.
    Compatible Materials
    • ABS
    Support Removal Suggestions
    • Separate support material with hands, picks, pliers, etc.
    • Keep container dry. Keep in a cool place. Ground all equipment containing material. Keep container tightly closed. Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place. Combustible materials should be stored away from extreme heat and away from strong oxidizing agents.

    Slicer Settings

    Parameter APEX
    Material Profile Name HIPS, PC with HIPS, ASA with HIPS
    Layer Height 0.24
    Nozzle Diameter 0.5 mm
    Loops 0.6
    Skin 1.2
    Infill 42 %