The HIPS material is ideal for providing support to printed structures because it can easily be dissolved using D-limonene. You can read about D-limonene by following this link "About D-limonene".
- A large container with enough D-limonene solution to immerse your parts
How long will it take: 15-30 hours.
Difficulty Level: Easy.
How often should it be done: Everytime HIPS is used as support material and meant to be removed.
Comments: The solution has a strong citrus smell and can make your printed part smell of citrus after soaking.
Steps to remove HIPS material:
- Physically remove some of the support as it will decrease the amount of time required to dissolve it in the solution.
- Once your print is done simply immerse your printed part in a D-limonene solution for 15 to 30 hours.