Delivery Time 1 ~ 5 Days

Bq are proud to introduce the Bq Prusa i3 Hephestos 2, the most popular KIT or DIY 3D Printer in the RepRap community. Bq Prusa i3 Hephestos 2 is the most advanced version to date with a variety of significant improvements. 

The Bq Hephestos 2 contains everything you need from a kit, with all parts ready, a manual and a video for step by step assembly.

Once completed the Bq Prusa i3 Hephestos 2 is a seamless and reliable 3D Printer that can use Open Spool PLA, NinjaFlex, ColorFabb Copper, Bronze and 3D Printing Filament. has a large build size and can print at impressive layer resolution of 50 Microns.

To use a wider variety of filaments such as Open Spool PLA Filament, Nylon, ColorFabb, NinjaFlex and other Speciality Filament.

Building on the success of the Hephestos-1, this kit has been extensively re-engineered, providing the following additional features:

- Faster build time - now only 1-2 hours

- Self levelling bed

- New double drive gear drive

- Inductive sensor for greater precision

- Improved electronics with new LCD display

With the Hephestos 2, BQ have replaced the printed plastic parts with metallic ones. The use of aluminium and steel provides a professional finish and a more robust structure. These materials are combined with semi-transparent polymethacrylate parts which partially conceal the internal mechanism of the printer. It also has three support points and a retractable leg, which moves on the Z axis to adjust the height and stabilise the printer.

Assembly is literally as easy as A B C - just unpack and assemble according to the layers.

The printer is capable of printing with the following materials:

- PLA

- Bronze

- Wood

- Copper

- Filaflex

Specification

  • Printing speed

      Maximum: 200 mm/s*
        *Subject to materials, profiles and software used.
      • Resolution

          Very high - 50 microns
            High - 100 microns
              Medium - 200 microns
                Low - 300 microns
              • Dimensions

                  Product without PLA reel - 450 x 516 x 571 mm (static) 605 x 516 x 571 mm (dynamic)
                    Product with PLA reel - 450 x 516 x 661 mm (static) 605 x 516 x 661 mm (dynamic)
                  • Extruder mechanics

                      Own design extruder with double drive gear traction setting and filament guide to maintain compatibility with flexible or soft filaments.
                        0.4 mm nozzle for 1.75 mm filament
                          Finned dissipator with axial fan controlled by firmware (low noise)
                            Cooling blower
                              Sensor specifically designed for 3D printing (auto-levelling)
                            • General mechanics

                                Powder-coated aluminium base and frame
                                  Hard chromed bars for the Y axis
                                    Lineal ball bearing for the Y axis
                                      Recirculating ball bearing guides with flat runner for the X and Z axes
                                        Cable chain
                                          Flexible couplings for the screwed rods of the Z axis
                                            3-point print bed levelling system with shock absorber
                                              Rapid system for changing print bed
                                            • Software

                                                Marlin-derived firmware
                                                  New features: auto-levelling, manual levelling using inductive sensor exclusively designed for 3D printing, power-saver system
                                                    Improved user interface
                                                      Recommended environment: Cura Software, slic3r, Repetier, Kisslicer
                                                        Files accepted: .gcode
                                                          Compatible operating systems: Windows XP or later, Linux and Mac OS X or later
                                                        • Communications

                                                            SD card reader
                                                              Type B micro-USB port
                                                            • Box contents

                                                                Zum Mega 3D
                                                                  LCD screen with rotating encoder and navigation button
                                                                    Glass cold bed 220 x 305 mm
                                                                      Power supply unit 220 AC 12 DC 100 W
                                                                        100k thermistors on Hot-End
                                                                          Heater cartridge 40 W 12 V

                                                                        Watch the video of it being assembled here

                                                                        Watch a video of an I Love You box being printed in wood here

                                                                        MORE INFO: http://www.bq.com/uk/hephestos-2





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                                                                        bq Prusa i3 Hephestos 2

                                                                        • Product Code: BQ-534
                                                                        • Availability: In Stock
                                                                        • 849.90€

                                                                        • Ex Tax: 690.98€