Spanish 3D printer manufacturer bq has recently launched the second and updated version of their popular Witbox open source 3D printer.
The Witbox 2 comes with several new features, such as the updated extruder incorporating a double drive gear traction system. It provides optimal grip of the filament and ensures it flawlessly slides into the hot-end, therefore minimising the risk of obstruction and enabling the user to print with a greater variety of filaments.
The new inductive sensor measures the distrance from the extruder to the print bed and ensures best print results. This sensor is made of an electric coil that generates a magnetic field. As the bed moves closer to the field, the sensor detects a certain distance. The auto-levelling systems for the print bed makes any manual adjustments a thing of the past.
Additionally, the latest version of the 3D printer is equipped with an all new, specially designed circuit board that allows for a more fluid movement of the motors and offers improved heat dissipation. A graphic and intuitive LCD display with higher resolution is said to improve the user experience.
- Dimensions: 508 x 485 x 461 mm (incl. reel)
- Print area: 297 x 210 x 200 mm
- Max. resolution: 50 microns
- Filament: 1.75 mm; PLA, Wood, Bronze, Copper and Filaflex
- Print bed: auto-levelling, not heated
- Software: Marlin-derived frimware designed by bq
- Recommended environment: Cura, Slic3r
- File format: GCODE
- Compatible OS: Windows XP or later, Linux, Mac OS X or later
The Witbox 2 is available for € 1.690 in bq’s Webshop.