Inexpensive heat-resistant HIPS replacement

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3dRiffs
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Inexpensive heat-resistant HIPS replacement

Post by 3dRiffs » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:21 pm

I've been using HIPS as a inexpensive filament to print heat-resistant parts (storage boxes for parts for board games). With the ongoing quality problems with eSun HIPS, I'm looking for an alternative. PLA is out because it softens in a hot car in the summer.

ABS is the natural choice, but I've only used higher end stuff (Village plastics), so it's pricy and there seems to be a lot of quality issues with some of the cheaper versions.

Any other new and emerging materials out there folks have played with?

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Re: Inexpensive heat-resistant HIPS replacement

Post by ttabbal » Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:23 pm

Have you tried PETG? It holds up well to heat and prints pretty easily. There are high-temp PLAs out now as well. They might be a good option for you if you've used PLA before. ABS would work as well, I've used Makergeeks without issues, and it's about the same cost I see eSun HIPS go for.

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Re: Inexpensive heat-resistant HIPS replacement

Post by kcchen_00 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:00 pm

eSUN ABS $22 for 1kg spool on Amazon. If printing primarily black, $40 5lb spool from Intservo.

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Re: Inexpensive heat-resistant HIPS replacement

Post by 3dRiffs » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:46 am

I haven't tried PETG, but will check it out - the high temp PLA's are expensive. Makergeeks ABS might be a real option - I'll give that a try (I've got ABS printing pretty well figured out).

I'm hesitant to try anything from eSun because of the HIPS quality problems.

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Re: Inexpensive heat-resistant HIPS replacement

Post by kcchen_00 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:09 pm

I've gone through 10+ spools of the stuff. No issues. Black and white colors primarily, but other colors are reliable also.

On my TAZ5, extrude at 243-245C (initial layers at 245C, decrease optional). Bed at 90 - 110C (110C initial layer). Start with a nicely level bed, and good nozzle to bed gap. Use a 3-5mm brim for tough warp prone parts. No fan cooling for the first 3mm, then a max cooling of 60% for the rest.

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Re: Inexpensive heat-resistant HIPS replacement

Post by Rmatz » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:24 pm

kcchen_00
I've gone through 10+ spools of the stuff. No issues. Black and white colors primarily, but other colors are reliable also.
Are you talking about the eSun ABS? or HIPS or PETG? I got lost in the thread but your info is very detailed.

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