I've read in other Forums that there is a possibility to port another firmware to the BQ Hephestos 2 Printer, probably the original firmware from marlin, but i've never seen any tutorial about this. They also state that the Printer works better with the Original Firmware... does anyone have experience or have heard about it?
I am planning on buying a hephestos 2 without a heated bed. What filaments can it print? I will print mostly PLA, but wanted to know if it can do PETG, flexible TPE/TPU? I am not going to print ABS and HIPS
Finally, i tried to Print with ABS on the Hephestos 2 after thousands of hours printing PLA.
I have to say it is easier then I expected so I want to share my experience.
Material: ESUN (red) ABS
Printing Temp: 240°C
Bed Temp: 90°C
-To successfully print with ABS without warping, I needed to use an ABS/Acetone mixture.
Just dissolve some ABS with Acetone and apply a generous Amount on the print bed.
-Take care the Printer is not near a window where it's a little windy. Especially in Wintertimes, that cold air can make the ABS warp of bed or even give the heated bed hard times to keep its temp.
After you switching from ABS to PLA u need to heat the Hotend to ABS temp like 240°C otherwise it will clog your Hotend.