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Welcome Inspire 3D Printer Customers
« on: July 05, 2013, 10:58:56 AM »
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Re: Welcome Inspire 3D Printer Customers
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 02:28:21 PM »
Just had a very successful print using HIPS as the support material. Any easy to remove support was broken away, then the part was put into an ultrasonic cleaner with Limonene http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limonene with a nice orangy smell!

The resulting part had eaten away all signs support material.
A second part was also tested, but left in the cleaner for 2 hours. The ABS part become soft, so now to find the right amount of time to keep the part in.


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Re: Welcome Inspire 3D Printer Customers
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013, 02:36:37 PM »
Excellent! I am really looking forward to using HIPS as a soluble support material.

ABS contains styrene which is indeed soluble in limonene so you would have to be very careful of over-treatment. I don't believe PLA contains any styrene content, could this be a more suitable material to print with HIPS?

It will be interesting to see whether limonene treatment will affect the ongoing stability of the ABS - perhaps it permeates and weakens the structure over time?

Do you have any idea of the saturation point of the limonene with the HIPS? It's not a particularly cheap solvent so it will be interesting to see how much material it can dissolve before needing to be replaced.
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Re: Welcome Inspire 3D Printer Customers
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 09:12:22 PM »
ABS contains styrene which is indeed soluble in limonene so you would have to be very careful of over-treatment. I don't believe PLA contains any styrene content, could this be a more suitable material to print with HIPS?

It will be interesting to see whether limonene treatment will affect the ongoing stability of the ABS - perhaps it permeates and weakens the structure over time?

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