Witbox was our first 3D printer. It was ranked in the top five best printers in the world and reached more than 50 countries in just under a year. But we wanted more. Building on an excellent product, we have managed to create a more reliable, convenient and practical 3D printer. A ready-to-use printer that is perfect for working in domestic, professional and educational environments, delivering extraordinary results.
The extruder is a key component because it pushes the filament through the hot-end causing it to melt. We have designed and developed a new extruder for the Witbox 2 incorporating a Double Drive Gear traction system that provides optimal grip of the filament: applying pressure, the two gearwheels flawlessly slide the filament to the end of the Hot-End. With the risk of obstruction minimised, a greater variety of filaments can be used, such as PLA, bronze, wood, copper and even flexible materials like FilaFlex.
Witbox 2 has a new auto-levelling system, freeing you from having to manually adjust the bed. When activated, the printer can detect any incline using the inductive sensor. It then adjusts the movement of the motors for perfect printing, even on a sloping surface.
To achieve flawless results, the extruder must always work at a specific distance from the bed The Witbox 2 includes a new inductive sensor that measures this distance with utmost precision. The sensor is made of an electric coil that generates 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 mechanism enables precise and rigorous levelling, giving first class results.
The BQ Zum CNC is a new circuit board which has been specifically designed for the Witbox 2 by the BQ hardware team. This component allows a more fluid movement of the motors and offers improved heat dissipation.
All the Witbox 2 connections are protected and the digital potentiometers eliminate manual adjustments. The Witbox 2 boasts a new, more intuitive, graphic LCD display with higher resolution, improving user experience. The interface, along with the electronics that control the display, have also been developed in-house.
At BQ, we believe in co-creation and the Open Source Initiative. We contribute our knowledge to the Technological Heritage of Humanity so that others can use it, make it grow and share it back. We believe that this knowledge is unlimited, and that´s why both the firmware and hardware of the Hephestos 2 are 100% open source.
We believe in co-creation and Open Source Initiative. We contribute with our knowledge and work to the Technological Heritage of Humanity so that people can use it, make it grow and share it back. We believe that knowledge has no limits, and that´s why the firmware and hardware of the Witbox 2 is 100% open source.
At the BQ Maker School, you can find all kinds of content, tutorials and tips to help you get the most out of your 3D printer and share with the community.
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|Printing speed||Maximum: up to 200 mm/s*
*Subject to materials, profiles and software used.
|Resolution||Very high - 50 microns
High - 100 microns
Medium - 200 microns
Low - 300 microns
Product without PLA reel:
|(x)450 x (y)516 x (z)571 mm (static)
(x)450 x (y)605 x (z)571 mm (dynamic)
|Product with PLA reel||
(x)450 x (y)516 x (z)661 mm (static)
|Enclosure||(x)627 x (y)465 x (z)207 mm|
|Printable area||(x)210 x (y)297 x (z)220 mm|
1.75 mm diameter filament
|PLA, wood, bronze, cooper and FilaFlex|
|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)
Sensor specifically designed for 3D printing (auto-levelling)
|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
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
|BQ Zum Mega 3D controller
BQ Zum Inductive Sensor to aid levelling of the bed
BQ Zum LCD Smart Controller graphical interface
100K thermistor on the hot-end
Heater cartridge: 40 W, 12 V
|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|
|Compatible operating systems||Windows XP or later, Linux and Mac OS X or later|
|SD card reader
Type B micro-USB port
Warranty and FAQ
4 GB SD card (with preloaded 3D example models)
5 spare PTFE tubes
2 cleaning needles
|Product plus box - ~15 kg|
The 3D printer that can be assembled in less than an hour.