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Posted · Printing in high impact polystyrene

Hello all - I was interested if anyone had any experience printing in the material HIPS (high impact polystyrene)

We do injection molding in this material - but I thought it could be interesting to do short run bits as add-on specials on a bank of Ultimakers. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Posted · Printing in high impact polystyrene

Can you melt it in an extruderhead? Does it come on coils? What is the meltingpoint?

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Posted · Printing in high impact polystyrene

You'll have to get your answer from other posters, I'm still waiting for my kit to arrive. What advantages would you expect?

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Posted (edited) · Printing in high impact polystyrene

Did not try but the mold lay should be ok looking at the temp. Just check if the 3mm is 2.85 irl.

For the PC or PC ABS you should probaly best convert the ultimaker to a full metal head like e3d-v6. And change the firmware to alow higher temperatures.  Also you need to enclose the machine to create a heat chamber.

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Posted (edited) · Printing in high impact polystyrene

These filaments might print well with the TF2K coupler (TFT+I2K) from 3dSolex which allows for extrusion temperatures up to 300°C... ;)The standard hotend is capped at 260°C afaik.

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Posted · Printing in high impact polystyrene

Yeah the tf2k might be a good idea. Have not tested it jet myself at hight temps. Also in this case you need to change the max temp in firmware. For the normal hotend 260 is possible but will damage your ptfe faster.

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Posted · Printing in high impact polystyrene

Yeah standard head is capped at 260 but will only last a short time at that unless the mods are installed like Dim3nsioneer mentions.

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