FDM HIPS (High-Impact Polystyrene)
FDM HIPS is high-impact polystyrene in a 3D printing filament form. Its mechanical properties are similar to ABS in most respects, but as its name implies, it offers much higher impact resistance than ABS, providing durability for 3D printed parts.

Benefits of HIPS

As a Stratasys Validated Material , FDM HIPS offers a low-cost option for general low-requirement 3D printing applications. The material’s low unit cost makes it a good choice for prototyping applications where multiple iterations are desired to refine design concepts. Other applications include jigs, fixtures, assembly aids, and inspection tools not subjected to high loading. These lower-strength 3D printed tools can be made much faster and less expensive than a moulded or machined alternative. 



Reusable and Recyclable 

The easy formability of FDM HIPS makes it easily reusable and recyclable, a beneficial feature for reducing the environmental impact of post-printed material. 


Typical Application Use

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Fast prototyping, concept modelling and design verification.

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Low-requirement tooling, fixtures and assembly aids.

Material Performance Properties


Tensile Yield Strength (XZ Orientation)

  • FDM HIPS - 26.0 MPa (3770 psi)

Compared to ABS

  • ABS – 30.8 MPa (4470 psi)

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Impact Strength (Unnotched - XZ Orientation)

  • FDM HIPS – 827 J/m (15.5 ft*lb/in)

Compared to ABS

  • ABS – 291 J/m (5.45 ft*lb/in)

Compatible 3D Printers

Fortus 450mc updated

Fortus 450mc FDM 3D Printer

Leverage the versatility of being able to print using multiple FDM materials with the Fortus 450mc 3D printer.

Fortus 450mc - FDM 3D Printer


For big parts, large print jobs or a combination of both, rely on the F900, comptabile with most Stratasys FDM thermoplastics.

F900 3D Printer

Reference Documents

HIPS Material Datasheet


HIPS Safety Datasheet

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