HIPS filament

HIPS is a lightweight material that is often used as a support material for ABS prints. HIPS can be dissolved in d-Limonene. HIPS is also printed with similar settings to ABS, which is why the two can be combined so well. In addition, HIPS can also be used as a filament to print objects. HIPS is slightly lighter than ABS and has better dimensional stability.


Low density.

Impact and water resistant.


Soluble in d-Limonene. .


Heated bed required.

Heated print chamber recommended.

High print temperature.

Ventilation required.

Hardware requirements.

Before you order HIPS filament. It is advisable to check whether your 3D printer has the correct hardware. So that you too can achieve optimum print quality with HIPS filament.


Heated bed is needed.

Temperature: 100-115°C

Closed printer is recommended.

Construction area


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Temperature: 230-245°C.
No special hot end needed.


Fan not needed.

Start with HIPS filament 3D printing.
Frequently used applications.
Soluble support material for ABS prints.
cosplay items.
Protective housing.
Available brands.

HIPS filament 3D printing tips.

With these tips you can reduce the most common problems when printing with HIPS filament.

Print in a high ambient temperature.

To keep HIPS from shrinking quickly, try increasing the temperature around the 3D printed part. This can be achieved by printing in a closed build room. This will cause the heated print bed to increase the temperature. (A heated build chamber is, of course, even better.)

Improve the adhesion between layers.

3D printing with HIPS may require a little extra care to get a good bond between the layers. Which unfortunately can cause splits between the layers. Better adhesion between layers can be obtained by printing at a thinner layer height or at a warmer temperature.

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