While you are free to use any brand and type of material you wish on your AON3D machine, we can only provide support for AON3D-approved materials that we have tested and developed processes for in-house, all of which can be purchased from AON3D directly by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIPS is recommended for use as a support material.
HIPS prints best directly on Kapton tape. Wipe down the Kapton build surface with isopropanol before use. Larger prints or prints with tall thin support columns may require the use of Dimafix, an applied adhesion aid. A Dimafix Pen can be purchased from AON3D by contacting email@example.com.
HIPS is mildly susceptible to hydration. When not in use, please store in a sealed package or container with desiccant. In humid environments, we recommend drying the filament before use in a convection oven at 60ºC overnight (minimum 6-8 hrs), or at 80ºC for 4 hours.
For more information, see the Filament Drying and Moisture Control page.
HIPS is soluble when submerged in a d-limonene solution for a long period of time. However, due to similar chemical properties, the model material will also degrade if left for too long. Dissolution is not recommended as a support removal process for HIPS.
Once the print has cooled, HIPS support structures can be removed by breaking them away from the part. Refer to our Support Material guide in this section for tips on using breakaway support structures.