High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

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 sales@aon3d.com.

General Process Settings

Setting Value
Extrusion Temperature 220-240ºC
Bed Temperature 95-105ºC
Chamber Temperature 80-90ºC

When using the high-temperature build plate with HIPS, use a bed temperature of 105ºC.

Usage Notes

HIPS is recommended for use as a support material.

Build Surface Preparation

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 sales@aon3d.com.

Filament Drying and Moisture Control

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.

Material Post-Processing

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.

Model Material

HIPS has excellent compatibility with ABS and ASA as a breakaway support material. Refer to the model Material page for slicer profiles for use with HIPS support.

Last modified: September 24, 2020