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Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby PxT » 2014-May-Fri-11-May

As you may have read in the merchant forum, I have just added HIPS to my store. So far there aren't very many people using this material, maybe because it's new or because of the cost or whatever. Or maybe it just doesn't have as much exposure as the more mainstream ABS/PLA choices.

With that said, I thought I could give some of you a chance to try it out by sending a sample. I'll send you around 100g or so (about a quarter pound) of natural color HIPS, no charge. In return I would ask that you post here with your experience (or on your blog / twitter / youtube / etc. if you prefer). I know 100g isn't much but it should be enough to experiment with. Keep in mind that you can use this as either a support material or for stand-alone prints.

For now this offer will be limited to the first 5 people to respond to me privately, I'll update here once all samples are spoken for. You must include a shipping address in your response to be eligible. If you are outside of North America I would have to ask for $5 by PayPal to cover shipping, just respond to hold your place in line and I'll send you my address. I apologize, but international shipments are more and more expensive lately. Within US / Canada / Mexico I will pay the shipping. If I have sent you samples in the past you are not eligible at this time - let's share the love a bit.

Paying customers are always welcome on the site, however this is not intended to primarily be an advertisement -- rather I am interested in your experiences and feedback with the material which is why I want you to post here with your results.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby PxT » 2014-May-Fri-12-May

Please, help me help you…
You must include a shipping address in your response
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby plexus » 2014-May-Fri-12-May

I print with HIPS but not for support. I like it for certain things. its more fragile but the surface quality is very nice, delicate. The HIPS I use has a matte surface when its printed which helps to visually blend the layers together (in other words, you can't see the layers as well as with other materials). It's not very strong. So I use it when I need visual print quality and not strength. It also prints as reliably as PLA without a lot of baby sitting and issues. It does warp a bit but not as much as ABS. Have fun with it!
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby spitfirehauser » 2014-May-Fri-12-May

I would like to try some for use in making replacement hands as part of the e-NABLE group. can i send you a private message with my mailing address in it. dont like having that stuff i open forums. Look for a private message on this board.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby REPRAP SQUAD » 2014-May-Fri-12-May

Pm sent. I've been wanting to try it for support on my plus dual extruder.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby PxT » 2014-May-Fri-13-May

Thanks to all who responded, this offer is closed for now. If you PMd me prior to this post then you are confirmed and I will get shipments out in the next day or two.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby evanalmighty » 2014-May-Fri-13-May

Sweet
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby Munson » 2014-May-Fri-14-May

Spitfirehauser,if you print limbs as an act of charity to help others,I have no problem purchasing a reel of pla and sending it to you to help others.I am limited to PLA right now.If I could print other materials to help someone in the future,please count me in.Very noble deed you are doing.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby spitfirehauser » 2014-May-Tue-09-May

you can join in. there are always people that need help and the group always needs new blood to help with design, marketing, and other tasks. Nylon Bridge seems to be the new item that the group sees as a great material to print hands in. to Join just get a Google + account and request to join the "e-NABLE group. you can also find out info here http://enablingthefuture.wordpress.com/ . you can add yourself to the map here http://www.zeemaps.com/pub?group=609826 ... ed=1&add=1 and add yourself as a fabricator, or how every you would like or are able to help. i really enjoy being a member and like using G+ hangouts and engaging with people across the globe to help people.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby Munson » 2014-May-Tue-15-May

Thank you,spitfirehauser....I just purchased some of the filament you suggested,if you can help me with some settings to ensure decent prints,I will sign up to help out NO PROBLEM!!Do I need to change the tip on my hot end?
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby spitfirehauser » 2014-May-Tue-16-May

No you can print the nylon bridge product on the stock simple. Sadly I have not gotten to try the bridge yet and my hands are still in ABS. Search these forums for bridge and you should fine all the info you need on tip temp and speeds to get it to print well.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby REPRAP SQUAD » 2014-May-Sun-22-May

Just got back in town and received the hips. I'm hoping I'll be able to test it out soon. Thanks again.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby PxT » 2014-Jun-Fri-19-Jun

Anyone have any luck with this? I wanted to hear some pros & cons of the material, what you liked & what you hated, etc. but so far no response. This might be the last time I try a free giveaway if it doesn't generate any discussion. :cry:
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby evanalmighty » 2014-Jun-Fri-19-Jun

Sorry PxT. I should be able to try out my sample this weekend. I got a dual extruder setup running so I'll be running some test prints with it.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby REPRAP SQUAD » 2014-Jun-Sat-21-Jun

I am in a similar situation as I had to have my 2nd extruder replaced. Should be dialed back in soon for some tests and I'll be writing a post about it on my site after testing.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby Jon Lawrence » 2014-Jun-Sun-18-Jun

I too have been struggling with available machine time, and can't think of a good test print. Still only on a single extruder for now.
More than happy to review, but it is still on the shelf. Life has gotten rather crazy lately.
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby spitfirehauser » 2014-Jun-Mon-09-Jun

I have also been remiss at trying this.... let me give it a while tonight..... sorry, I am so slow
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Re: Want some free HIPS filament?

Postby REPRAP SQUAD » 2014-Jul-Thu-17-Jul

Ok. I'm finally able to get my setup back together to test out the HIPS. I will have everything calibrated and ready by this Sunday. I hope to start testing out a bunch of new filaments including Extrudables HIPS filament. I will be documenting the results on my website thought this next week.
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