HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) stands for high impact polystyrene. HIPS is a synthetic copolymer that is strong, durable, non-toxic and recyclable. In addition, HIPS is soluble in Limonene, an easily obtainable solvent that is derived from the skin of lemons.
Nylon a.k.a Polyamide (in short PA) filament is an incredibly strong, durable, and versatile 3D printing material. Flexible when thin, but with very high inter-layer adhesion, nylon lends itself well to things like living hinges and other functional parts.
PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified; Eastman Chemical, SK Chemicals Selenis are some PETG manufacturers) filament is an extra tough 3D print material. This is an extremely high strength filament and can achieve very sturdy and strong prints.
PLA is ideal for 3D prints where aesthetics are important. Due to its lower printing temperature is easier to print with and therefore better suited for parts with fine details. PLA is generally considered as an odorless filament and might smell sweet as a candy.
ABS is Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene a 3D printing plastic. ABS is a strong material and is easy to modify the parts after printing for its higher melting point. It’s an ideal choice of 3D filament for printing mock-ups, concept models, figurines, and all kinds of gadgets and also where durability is required.