FDM HIPS is high-impact polystyrene in a 3D printing filament form. Its mechanical properties are similar to ABS in most respects, but as its name implies, it offers much higher impact resistance than ABS, providing durability for 3D printed parts.
FDM HIPS offers a low-cost option for general low-requirement 3D printing applications. The material’s low unit cost makes it a good choice for prototyping applications where multiple iterations are desired to refine design concepts. Other applications include jigs, fixtures, assembly aids, and inspection tools not subjected to high loading.
The easy formability of FDM HIPS makes it easily reusable and recyclable, a beneficial feature for reducing the environmental impact of post-printed material.
Tensile Yield Strength (XZ Orientation): 26.0 MPa (3770 psi)
Impact Strength (Unnotched – XZ Orientation): 827 J/m