Hephestos is an evolution of the Prusa i3, the most popular 3D printer in the RepRap community.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maximum: up to 80-100 mm/s*
Recommended: 40-60 mm/s
Optimum operating temperature range 15 ºC to 25 ºC.
Maximum - 60 microns
High - 100 microns
Medium - 200 microns
Low - 300 microns
Product without PLA reel
(x)460 x (y)383 x (z)430 mm
Product with PLA reel:
(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
Filaments of 1.75 mm diameter: PLA, wood, bronze, copper and Filaflex
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
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
Own design extruder
0.4 mm nozzle for 1.75 mm ﬁlament
Heat sink with axial fan controlled by ﬁrmware
Printed cooling blower
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
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
Standard SD card reader
Micro-USB type B port
Extruder is fitted with an In-house designed protector
Warranty and important information
Product plus box - ~16 kg
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