The Zortrax Z-HIPS filament is the best for 3D printing of large models. Its durability makes it perfect for prototyping machines and functional tests. Compared to standard high impact polystyrene, the Z-HIPS has been modified to give your 3D prints a unique semi-matte finish. The Z-HIPS's surface quality is comparable to that of mass-produced models. With Z-HIPS, you can quickly build prototypes of casings and industrial parts without post-processing. This low-shrinkage material enables you to do performance tests on 3D models.
Examples of 3D printed models
with Zortrax filament Z-HIPS
The optimal temperature of 3D printing
| Heatbed |
|Z-PLA Pro ||205 - 210 °C||30 - 40 °C|
|Z-ABS||260 - 280 °C||80 °C|
|Z-HIPS||240 - 260 °C||80 °C|
|Z-ULTRAT||240 - 260 °C||80 °C|
|Z-ASA Pro||240 - 260 °C||65 °C|
|Z-PETG||225 - 255 °C||30 °C|
|Z-ESD||270 - 290 °C||70 °C|
|Z-GLASS||240 - 260 °C||30 °C|
|Z-PCABS||280 - 290 °C||85 °C|
|Z-FLEX||220 - 240 °C||50 °C|
|Z-NYLON||250 - 270 °C||85 °C|
* This information is given as an indication, provided by the manufacturer. Nozzle and heatbed temperatures may vary depending on the 3D printer used.
- Functional prototyping
- Low volume end-use parts production
- Models with large, flat surfaces
- Architecture mock-ups
- Mechanical parts prototypes
- Consumer products prototypes
Features of material
ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene ) is a thermoplastic polymer. It is often used in everyday products (remote controls, LEGOS etc ...). It begins to soften at 90 ° C and melt at 190 ° C. ABS is heat resistant and is quite flexible. It will be suitable for printing small, precise and mechanical parts due to its higher resistance to heat and impacts. The use of ABS requires the systematic use of a heatbed to limit the effects of shrinkage, the main defect of this material.
ABS contains Styrene, which is emitted during melting in the form of fine particles, which can be dangerous for people with respiratory disorders and whose effects on humans are little known. As a precaution, we recommend you to use careened and filtered 3D printers in order to print in ABS, in dedicated empty spaces or spacious and ventilated place. Otherwise, please consider using the PLA filament, which does not present any known danger for the man until this day.
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