bq Witbox 2

Home printing for beginners & professionals

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  • Automatic levelling
  • Extruder with twin drive
  • Materials diversity
  • Open-source
  • 2 year warranty

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Product information & technical details

Manufacturers: bq
Product types: 3D Printers
Printing Technology: FFF - FDM - LPD
Printer Display: LCD Display
Supported operating systems: Windows (7+), Mac OS X (10.7+), Linux (Ubuntu 12.04+)
Number of extruders: Single
Interfaces: USB - Connection, SD card
Heated building board: No
Heated building platform : No
Printing speed: > 100 mm/s
Nozzle Diameter: 0,4 mm
Filament Diameter: 1,75 mm
Building platform : 297 x 210 x 200 mm
Minimum layer height: 50 µm
Printing Materials: PLA Filaments, Special Filaments


The Witbox was the first 3D printer created by bq and ranked fifth place in the top five 3D printers in the world. It has been sold in more than 50 countries.

bq has created a safe, comfortable and practical printer that is ideal for use in a home, school or work environment.

The Extruder

The extruder is the most important part of the 3D printer. It allows the filament to pass through the hot-end for it to be melted. Witbox 2 holds an entirely new extruder that allows for optimal adhesion of the filament.
The new twin drive concept adds pressure to the filament from both sides, reducing the risk of obstructions and perfectly melting the filament via the hot-end.

The distance between the extruder and building platform must be constant for perfect printing results. The Witbox 2 is equipped with a sensor that accurately measures this distance. The red LED indicates once the correct distance is reached. This new feature enables precise levelling for reaching the best outcomes.

Automatic Levelling

The Witbox 2 has a nifty feature called auto-levelling. This feature frees the user from having to manually adjust the level of the building bed. The printer measures the possible degree of variation of the building bed with the help of inductive sensors and adapts the movement to the motors. This allows perfect outcomes on slanting surfaces.


The main electronic components of the Witbox 2 are integrated on a single board.
The electronics has new functions and a micro USB cable connection. The new graphic LCD user interface was developed to ease the user experience.

100% Open Source

The Witbox 2 as well as the printer firmware are 100% open source.

More information

Recommended printing software: Cura Software, Slic3r

Package Contents

  • 3D printer Witbox 2
  • Quick Starter Guide and Warranty
  • Cold print bed
  • One set with two keys
  • Two side panels and a top panel
  • USB cable
  • European power cable
  • UK power cable
  • Reel of 1.75mm diameter PLA filament
  • Metallic reel-holder
  • SD card (with preloaded 3D models)
  • Printed test piece
  • Four support legs for the printer
  • Five PTFE tubes
  • Two cleaning needle
  • Spatula
  • Metal bristle brush for cleaning
  • Allen keys of 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 4 mm
  • Carriage immobiliser for transportation


Product videos:

  • Program offset

  • Cleaning and maintenance

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Did you know?

The first industrial 3D printer was first manufactured in the 80s when the first CAD programmes first appeared on the market.