Do You 3D Print in HIPS? Perhaps You Should!

By on December 28th, 2014 in materials

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FormFutura announced a new line of 3D printer filaments that could prove very useful to personal 3D printer operators. 

The new line is called “EasyFil HIPS”. It’s High Impact Polystyrene, which has been used before. That’s not news. What is news is the particular formulation developed by FormFutura. Their EasyFil HIPS provides these benefits: 

  • Softer and more flexible than standard HIPS
  • Very limited warping, making printing more reliable
  • “excellent thermal stability and 3D print flowing behaviour”
  • No toxic or hazardous chemicals

They’re starting by offering EasyFil HIPS in five colors: Black, White, Red, Blue and Grey, although they expect to have ten colors available in the near future. Both 1.75mm and 2.85mm filament diameters are offered on the 750g spools. Pricing is set at €29 (USD$35), so this material is not overly expensive. 

EasyFil HIP has been tested on numerous personal 3D printers, including all popular models that accept generic filament. For those looking for an alternative to ABS or PLA, this might be a good option. 

Via FormFutura

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!