Anneal HIPS ??

Help with printing with specific plastic filaments.
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John Mc
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Anneal HIPS ??

Post by John Mc » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:03 pm

Is there any point in annealing HIPS? I'm printing a part with some tall thin walls, and it doesn't quite have the strength I would like: it's coming apart at the layers when any stress is put on it. I'm trying one now with the print temperature bumped up a bit to see if that helps. I'm just wondering if there is something else I could do, such as a post printing heat treatment or ??

I know I should be looking at a different filament for this project, but HIPS is what I have on hand (we used a bunch of it at the elementary school where I was volunteering, so I've got several rolls I would like to use up).

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

John

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