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bq Hephestos 2 3D Printer

bq Hephestos 2

  • 3D printer
  • FDM
  • build size up to 297 x 210 x 220 mm
  • layer: 50 µm
  • USB
  • with Heated Bed
  • A DIY printer with professional results
  • Materials and design, the key to stability
  • 3, 2, 1... print
  • If you can imagine it, you can print it
  • Inductor sensor for maximum precision
  • 100% BQ electronics
€935.00 Incl. VAT €1,150.05
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A DIY printer with professional results

Hephestos 2 is their second DIY (Do it yourself) printer. Hephestos is based on the Prusa i3,one of the most popular models in the RepRap community. With the latest version,they have evolved it to create a professional printer,while maintaining the spirit of the original. They have opted for a new design that enables them to achieve a larger printing volume,reaching (X) 210 mm x (Y) 297 mm x (Z) 220 mm.

Materials and design,the key to stability

The Hephestos 2 is a highly stable printer. To achieve this,they have replaced the printed plastic parts with metallic ones. The use of aluminum and steel provide a professional finish and a more robust structure. These materials are combined with semi-transparent polymethacrylate parts that 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 stabilize the printer.

3,2,1... print

Their goal was to enable you to have the Hephestos 2 assembled and ready to print in less than 2 hours. The parts have been designed with this in mind;reducing the quantity of additional components to a minimum and optimizing the packaging for your convenience and to make them easier to recognize. The end result is a printer with elegant lines and a fast and effective setup.

If you can imagine it,you can print it

Hephestos 2 can print 3D pieces with the majority of the materials available on the market,such as bronze,wood or copper filament. This is all thanks to the extruder,which is 100% designed by BQ and includes a double drive gear traction system. This component consists of two gearwheels that press and pull the filament along through the Hot-End with optimum traction and grip. This way,the Hephestos 2 can easily print with flexible materials such as FilaFlex.

Inductor sensor for maximum precision

To achieve flawless results,the extruder must always work at a specific distance from the bed. The Hephestos 2 includes a inductive sensor that measures this distance precisely. The sensor is made of an electric coil that creates a magnetic field. When the bed moves closer to the field,the sensor detects it at a certain distance away and advises the user once it has reached the correct position via a small red LED. This enables the levelling to be done manually with maximum precision. It also comes with an auto-levelling option,where the sensor measures the angle of inclination and adjusts the movement of the motors accordingly to achieve a perfect print,even on a sloping surface.

100% BQ electronics

All the main electronic components of the Hephestos 2 have been integrated into a single board:the Zum Mega 3D. This component has been developed by BQ and includes new features and a micro-USB connection. It also improves the heat dissipation and control of the printer motors. In addition,they have developed the electronic control for the new graphic LCD,which has an even more intuitive interface to simplify the user experience.

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Paper Size3D Printing
Double SidedPrint
CompatibilityWindows, Mac, Linux


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Product Description bq Hephestos 2 - 3D printer - with Heated Bed
Printer Type 3D printer - FDM
Max Build Size 297 x 210 x 220 mm
Build Speed 200 mm/sec
Min Layer Thickness 50 µm
Interface USB
Card Reader Yes
Build Materials Supported Polylactide (PLA),wood filled filaments,bronze filled filaments,copper filled filaments
Power AC 230V
System Requirements Linux,Microsoft Windows XP or later,Apple MacOS X or later
Dimensions (WxDxH) 45 cm x 51.6 cm x 57.1 cm
Bundled with Heated Bed
Printer Type 3D printer
Technology Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Enclosure Colour Grey
Bundled with Heated Bed
Build Speed 200 mm/sec
Built-in Devices Status LCD
Connectivity Technology Wired
Interface USB
Min Layer Thickness 50 µm
Input File Formats Supported Gcode
Card Reader
Type Card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card
Media Handling
Build Materials Supported Polylactide (PLA),wood filled filaments,bronze filled filaments,copper filled filaments
Max Build Size 297 x 210 x 220 mm
Filament Diameter 1.75 mm
Expansion / Connectivity
Connections 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type B
Included Accessories 4 GB SD memory card,pair of gloves,spatula,5 spare PTFE tubes,2 cleaning needles
Power Device Power adapter - external
Voltage Required AC 230V
Software / System Requirements
OS Required Linux,Microsoft Windows XP or later,Apple MacOS X or later
Dimensions & Weight
Width 45 cm
Depth 51.6 cm
Height 57.1 cm
Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
Weight (Shipping) 15 kg