Gluing HIPS Parts

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psikik1
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Gluing HIPS Parts

Post by psikik1 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:27 pm

I'm the process of printing out a helmet on my Mini but due to the print size, I've had to split it up into several pieces. I've been looking around but haven't found any definitive answers. Is there a recommended adhesive for gluing the pieces together?

defuzz
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Re: Gluing HIPS Parts

Post by defuzz » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:17 pm

I've used super glue (CA, cyano-acrylate) and it has worked well.

mikronano
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Re: Gluing HIPS Parts

Post by mikronano » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:57 am

psikik1 wrote:I'm the process of printing out a helmet on my Mini but due to the print size, I've had to split it up into several pieces. I've been looking around but haven't found any definitive answers. Is there a recommended adhesive for gluing the pieces together?
Judging from your thread's title I get it that you use HIPS. In that case, you should look for plastic cements/solvents. A bit tricky to apply all because they are very thin. But the end result is "one" piece literally and not two pieces glued together. And for a helmet that is what you want.
Look for Weld-On #3 (very thin, like water, fast setting), for Weld-On #4 (also thin, slower setting), Weld-On #16 (thick like glue, weaker bond than #3 or #4) or any other brand you want.
The above cements work perfect on HIPS too.
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