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LulzBot 3D Printer Filament Profile Series: HIPS

Welcome to the LulzBot filament profile series! In these videos we are showcasing properties and applications for the many materials you can print with on a LulzBot 3D printer.


The filament highlighted in this video is called HIPS, a polymer otherwise known as High Impact Polystyrene.


Before starting your print, we recommend applying a glue stick to your printer bed before warming it to ensure your object doesn’t come off the bed during printing.


For optimum HIPS print quality, we recommend a nozzle temperature of 220-230 degrees Celsius, and a bed temperature of 50-60 degrees Celsius.


HIPS is increasingly popular in the 3D printing community. Known for its dimensional stability and low material cost, it’s ideal for low strength structural applications and prototyping. HIPS can also be glued and painted with acrylic paints once the print is finished, making it a great material for models, props, and costumes.


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