We are proud to present the latest evolution of the Prusa i3, the most popular 3D printer in the RepRap community. Our more advanced version, Hephestos, offers significant improvements: a kit that includes all the parts you need, manuals for step-by-step assembly and an active support service via our 3D forum to help with any queries you might have.
In other words, the best printing at the best price with the easiest setup.
The key innovation of the Hephestos is its cable-tidy. This enables us to position the cables at the top and rear of the device, ensuring they don´t interfere with the printer movements. We have also achieved greater protection against burns by eliminating the heated bed and adding a protector to the extruder (the same one we designed for the Witbox). And since there is no heated bed, the energy consumption of the printer barely reaches 60 W.
The hardware of the Prusa i3 Hephestos is 100% open source, meaning you can modify it and adapt it however you like. At bq we are committed to expanding the RepRap community and we are keen to share all our improvements, without restricting knowledge. All the improvements made to the printer have been made public. All the new parts can be downloaded free of charge. However, if you prefer to buy them, you can choose a kit in one of three different colors: blue, red or yellow.