bq Hephestos 2

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bq Hephestos 2

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Hephestos 2 3D Printer DIY Kit
bq Hephestos 2 is available for purchase in increments of 1
Hephestos 2   +£632.15 (+£790.19 Incl. Tax)

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Professional 3D printing, maker spirit

Hephestos 2 is  the second evolution of bq’s DIY 3D printer. The Hephestos is based on the Prusa i3, one of the most popular models in the RepRap community.

With respect for the spirit of the original Prusa i3 the Hephestos 2 has been redesigned to create a professional 3D printer.

Highlights of the Hephestos 2

  • Larger printing volume: (X) 210mm x (Y) 297mm x (Z) 220mm
  • Increased stability with steel and aluminum part
  • New Zum Mega 3D electronics board designed and developed by bq
  • Micro-USB connection
  • Simplified user experience with new graphic LCD display with intuitive interface
  • New inductor sensor for maximum precision

Do-it-your-self or ready-to-print?

If you don’t have the time or the skills to build your own 3D printer, we can do it for you.

For an additional fee, you can let our skilled technician do the assembly and get an affordable and fully operational 3D printer.

Technical specifications of the bq Hephestos 2 3D printer

NB. This product does not include filament!

Dimensions and weight

Printer without PLA Reel

  • 450 x 516 x 571 mm (Static)
  • 605 x 516 x 571 mm (Dynamic)

Printer with PLA Reel

  • 450 x 516 x 661 mm (Static)
  • 605 x 516 x 661 mm (Dynamic)

Product + box

  • ~16 Kg


  • Maximum layer resolution: 50 microns

Print speed

  • Maximum printing speed: 200mm/s

Print volume

  • 297x 210x 220 mm

More info

  • Auto-levelling
  • Manual levelling using inductive sensor exclusively designed for 3D printing
  • Maximum temperature for the extruder is 240 degree Celcius
  • Idle mode

Software and user interface

  • Improved user interface
  • Marlin-derived firmware


  • Recommended software environment: Cura Software | slic3r | Repetier | Kisslicer
  • Files accepted: .gcode
  • Compatible operating systems: Windows XP or later, Linux and Mac OS X or later


  • SD card reader
  • Type B micro-USB port

Box Contents


  • BQ Zum Mega 3D controller board
  • BQ Zum Inductive Sensor to aid in levelling the bed
  • BQ Zum LCD Smart Controller graphical interface
  • Power supply 12 V 100 W
  • 100k thermistors on Hot-End
  • Heat cartridge 12 V 40 W

Frame and mechanics

  • Frame and base of powder-coated aluminium
  • Hard chrome 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 threaded bars on the Z axis
  • Glass cold bed (220 x 305 mm)
  • 3-point print bed levelling system with shock absorber
  • Rapid system for changing print bed


  • Extruder designed by bq with double drive gear traction setting and filament guide to maintain compatibility with flexible or soft filaments.
  • Hot-end designed for easy maintenance
  • 0.4 mm nozzle for 1.75 mm filament
  • Finned dissipator with axial fan controlled by firmware
  • Printed cooling blower
  • Documentation
  • Assembly guide
  • Warranty and FAQ
  • Structural elements
  • SD card (with preloaded 3D models)
  • Five spare PTFE tubes
  • Two cleaning needles
  • Spatula
  • Gloves

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