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Toxicity of 3D printing high impact polystyrene (HIPS)?

Simple Jack
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Hey everyone. How toxic are the vapors given off from 3D printing HIPS? I have an enclosure for when printing HIPS. It isn't necessarily an environmentally controlled enclosure but it's an enclosure nonetheless. To be specific, it is this enclosure. I don't believe that that is good enough. Or maybe it is? I have my 3D printer in my room. I was thinking I could 3D print some kind of Blowymatron 9000, McGyver it to the enclosure, and have the airflow directed out to my nearby window. Or is it so toxic that I should just avoid it altogether and stick with PLA? I just want to try dabbling with printing other filaments to 3D print cosplay material. From what little I know about HIPS, it's far more durable, much more resilient to heat, and can take impacts like a champ when compared to PLA. It also takes well to paint for cosplaying purposes. From what little I know about the many filaments, HIPS fits my wallet well and seems like it well hold better to convention cosplay wear and tear than PLA would. Maybe there's a better filament for those purposes? If so, please do leave a suggestion for consideration. Thank you everyone

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HIPS is primarily used as a support material.

If you want very impact resistant material use PP.

Be aware that not all PP is the same. Some manufacturer "forget" to advertise it is a blend. So while Renkforce PP is relatively stiff while Fiberology PP is more a semi flexible type.

 

Can't tell you about painting PP as I don't do that but my guess you need special paint. If it can be done at all: not much likes to stick to PP and with it's high chemical resistance against a lot of solvents you can't take that route either.

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