BQ Hephestos


BQ Hephestos

Make it 3D.

579,90€ Buy

Assemble your Hephestos step by step.

Become a creator.

Hephestos is an evolution of the Prusa i3, the most popular 3D printer in the RepRap community. It incorporates significant improvements and a more practical and intuitive DIY (Do it yourself) assembly kit. The Hephestos lets you breathe life into your projects: designs, prototypes, figures, accessories, models… Your imagination sets the limit!

A complete, step by step assembly kit.

Our aim with this version was to make the assembly process easy and convenient. To do this, we have simplified the steps and included a more visual guide. We have also conveniently distributed the kit parts into two trays with reference numbers to facilitate part recognition thereby helping you follow the steps.

100% BQ electronics.

All the components that compose the Hephestos's main electronics are integrated into just one board: Zum Mega 3D. Developed by our hardware team, it has new functionality, improved heat dissipation and optimised motor control. In addition, it has a Micro USB connection and a direct connection to the power supply.

Convenient, easy and reliable printing.


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    The Hephestos's primary advantage is the openable cable chains that afford easy cable insertion. These allow the cables to be conveniently stowed to the rear of the printer and above the extruder, where they do not interfere with movement.

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    These details, together with the knurled knobs that facilitate the levelling of the bed, notably improve user experience. Superior quality toothed-pulleys with bearings constitute another significant improvement and require less assembly time.

Share, improve, evolve.

Our knowledge and work in BQ contributes to Technological World Heritage: we want people to use, nurture and re-share it with the community. To this end, Hephestos is made from 100% open source hardware which you may modify and evolve as desired. We continue to believe in the growing RepRap community, we share our breakthroughs and place no limits on knowledge. All improvements made to this printer are open.

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    • BQ Hephestos

      BQ Hephestos

      BQ Hephestos

      579,90€ Buy
  • Printing speed

    • Maximum: up to 80-100 mm/s*
      Recommended: 40-60 mm/s
      *Subject to materials, profiles and software used.
  • Operating conditions

    • Optimum operating temperature range 15 ºC to 25 ºC.
  • Resolution

    • Maximum: 60 microns
      High: 100 microns
      Medium: 200 microns
      Low: 300 microns
  • Dimensions

    • Product without PLA spool
      (x)460 x (y)383 x (z)430 mm
      Product with PLA spool:
      (x)460 x (y)383 x (z)580 mm
      Packaging box: (x)662 x (y)485 x (z)155 mm
      Print volume: (x)215 x (y)210 x (z)180 mm
  • Materials

    • Filaments of 1.75 mm diameter: PLA, wood, bronze, copper and Filaflex
  • Extruder mechanics

    • Own design extruder
      0.4 mm nozzle for 1.75 mm filament
      Heat sink with axial fan controlled by firmware
      Printed cooling blower
  • General mechanics

    • Powder-coated steel base and frame
      Hard chrome bars for the X, Y and Z axis
      LM8UU linear ball bearing on X, Y, Z
      Toothed pulleys with axial bearings for the X, Y pulleys
      Cable chain
      Flexible couplings for the screwed rods of the Z axis
      Glass cold bed (220 x 220 mm)
      4-point print bed levelling system with shock absorber
      Quick-change clip system for the print bed
      Knurled knobs facilitate bed levelling
  • Electronics

    • In-house designed BQ Zum Mega 3D controller
      Menu navigation via LCD display with a rotary encoder push
      Power supply 12 V 100 W
      Extruder has a 100k thermistor
      Heat cartridge 12 V 40 W
  • Software

    • Marlin-derived firmware designed by BQ
      Accepted files: .gcode
      Recommended environments: Cura Software, slic3r
      Accepted files Compatible OS: Windows XP or later, Linux and Mac OS X or later
  • Communications

    • Standard SD card reader
      Micro-USB type B port
  • Security

    • Extruder is fitted with an In-house designed protector
  • Box contents

    • Assembly guide
      Warranty and important information
      Structural elements
  • Weight

    • Product plus box: ~15 Kg
  • Licence

    • Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike

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