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High Impact Polystyrene | HIPS 3d Printing Material

HIPS Material Properties

  1. Tensile Module : 1550 mpa
  2. Tensile Strength : 22mpa
  3. Elongation at Break : 50% (MD)
  4. Standard Tolerance : +_ o.o5mm
  5. Impact Strength : 15 KJ/m²
  6. Flexural Mudulus : ± 2126 Mpa
  7. density : 1.04 g/cm3 (1004 kg/m3)
  8. Melting Temp : (180-260)°C
  9. Shrinkage : Negligible
  10. Glass Transition Temperature(Tg): 100 °C (210 °F)
  11. Thermal Expansion : 80 µm/m-K

What Is HIPS Material?

high impact polystyrene Sheet (HIPS) is an engineering thermoplastic with good dimensional stability, good impact resistance, excellent machinability and excellent aesthetic qualities. HIPS can be easily sanded, primed, painted and glued using colourful acrylic paints. The material provides fantastic detailed representations of the model for exhibition. HIPS has several unique qualities that set it apart from ABS and other materials


  1. Good impact resistance
  2. Excellent machinability
  3. Good dimensional stability
  4. Easy to sand, paint and glue
  5. Low cost
  6. FDA compliant
  7. Low shrinkage value
  8. Light Weight

HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) Applications

HIPS is often specified for low strength structural applications such as housings and covers. It is frequently used machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellentdimensional stability and is easy to fabricate, paint and glue. Scale models, miniatures, cosplay items and wearables.

Natural (translucent white) HIPS is FDA compliant for use in food & drug, processing and packaging applications.

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