For years, BIQU has been innovating new technologies and expanding product lines to develop a top-quality self-branded printer.
Now we are ready to come out from behind the curtain to meet the needs of the most enthusiast hobbyists and professionals on Kickstarter. It will be wonderful to hear your insightful voices directly so that we can achieve more incredible things together.
Biqu is a 3D printer manufacturer company that is closely linked with BigTreeTech who make the accessories. They have many years of experience, and have brought an amazing 3D printer into the market called the Biqu BX.
Many of us have enjoyed their motherboards, extruders, software kits and much more for years, but now we can see what a professionally-designed, feature-rich 3D printer looks like with this machine.
It originated via Kickstarter, similar to the Creality CR-6 SE, and also smashed the original target by plenty.
This review will talk about the amazing features, benefits and downsides, specifications, and more, so stick around to figure out whether the Biqu BX 3D printer is a choice that you would want to have beside you.
Features of the Biqu Bx
- High-Performance Fastest Processing CPU
- Improved Safety Features from Motherboard
- World’s Lightest Direct Extruder
- Stepper Motor with Twice the Precision
- Print Bed Auto Leveling System
- Easy Filament Feeding
- 7-Inch HD Touch Screen
- 3 Control Modes for Operation
- OctoPrint Integrated
- Power-Loss Recovery
- One-Cable Extruder-To-Board Solution
- Flexible Biqu Spring Steel Sheet
- Silent Printing with TMC2226 Trinamic Stepper Driver
- Meanwell 24V 350W Power Supply
- Smooth Inner Nozzle Surface
- Double Z-Axis Structure
- 5-Minute Assembly
- Extra Driver Slots for Feature Expansion
High-Performance Fastest Processing CPU
There is a 400Mhz smart high-performance control chip equipped with this printer which can fasten the computational process.
This powerful and unique CPU can help the new users of 3D printers to get the automatic bed leveling in the most efficient way without any hassle. It also helps professional users to get complex projects completed with the required power.
Improved Safety Features from Motherboard
The safety of the person and the printer should be the first concern of every manufacturer and Biqu BX has come up with the best safety features.
To provide its users with the best printer experience and satisfactory durability and longevity, they have added additional protection such as power failure protection, heating overload safety, and the drive reverse plug protection.
These features can make the printing process more peaceful and enjoyable as well.
World’s Lightest Direct Extruder
To reduce the inertia and to increase the accuracy of this 3D printer, Biqu installed the world’s lightest direct extruder of all time.
According to the manufacturers, the extruder is not only the lightest alone but it includes the active cooling fan and the homing stopping sensors as well. The printer has a torque transmission ratio of 7:1 which guarantees an excellent and well-crafted printing performance.
This really is changing the game in terms of 3D printing development, and I can only imagine how far we will get at improving 3D printing capabilities in this decade!
Stepper Motor with Twice the Precision
When we look at how stepper motors operate, they move in steps, usually at a measurement of 1.8°, but for the Biqu BX, it has a more precise movement which moves half the amount at 0.9°.
This feature reduces the distance of each step and motor path, resulting in a significant improvement in your precision and accuracy, and translates to better print quality.
Print Bed Auto Leveling System
The first layer of each print is the most important layer because it sets the foundation for the rest of your print to build upon. An auto leveling system to assist you gives you a much better change to get a perfect first layer, leading to more successful prints.
Manual leveling isn’t too bad, but auto leveling is just much better! I can only imagine how much time I could have saved by having an auto-leveling system rather than a manual one.
Even 3D prints that are hours into a print can fail due to that uneven leveling that you may have done.
Easy Filament Feeding
The Biqu BX has a direct extruder and feeding the filament in the extruder is more than easy. You can get the job done by just picking the end of the filament and threading it into the extruder. The extruder will do the next steps by itself.
When you have a 3D printer that doesn’t feed very easily, it can get pretty frustrating trying to line up that end of your filament back in through those tiny holes. They just seem to not quite fit, even after trying all angles.
This 3D printer takes that frustration of poorly fed filament paths, and leaves it behind.
7-Inch HD Color Touchscreen
The upgraded BTT Touch Screen operating system makes the interactive UI more concise and intuitive. Not only are we getting amazing features for printing and quality, but the operation of it all is made significantly better.
This large 7-inch screen is one of the best and noticeable features!
3 Control Modes for Operation
On top of this awesome touchscreen, we also have 3 control modes to operate with. Those modes are Marlin, BTT Touch & Raspberry Pi + OctoPrint systems, giving you the freedom and simple possibilities to get things up and running.
It works out great for beginners who want a simplified operating system, right up to those experts who want something a little more advanced, it’s your choice.
There are 15 languages supported on this machine, showing love to people all around the globe.
How about the world’s first laptop-free OctoPrint integrated 3D printer. The Biqu BX really goes the extra mile to deliver what many users in the 3D printing community have been wantint in a 3D printer.
Everything that you need the 3D printer to have, is contained in this machine, but you’ll need to get the Raspberry Pi yourself. It supports both Pi3 & Pi4 for a plug-and-play expansion for your benefits.
You don’t want to have to ditch a 3D print after unexpectedly losing power halfway through the process. This 3D printer is equipped with the power-loss recovery feature to save the last point before turning off, and resuming, resulting in a successful print!
I’ve been saved a few times with this feature on my Ender 3, a very welcome feature to have.
One-Cable Extruder-To-Board Solution
Talking about the Ender 3, they do have quite a few cables don’t they? The Biqu BX is the complete opposite, having just one main cable linked up to a HDMI cable connector for all your connective needs.
You can ensure a clean look and design, as well as a secured method of data transmission which is easy to replace and assemble if needed.
Flexible Biqu Spring Steel Sheet
Flexible build surfaces are becoming increasinly popular mainly due to the ease of use and effectiveness of removing prints. Simple remove the surface from your printer after a print is done, then bend it to let the print ‘pop’ off with ease.
This is another favorite for me in terms of features because it making your 3D printing journey a lot easier.
Silent Printing with TMC2226 Trinamic Stepper Driver
Everyone loves a silent 3D printer, so Biqu had to throw in the TMC2226 trimanic stepper drivers in there to ensure a smooth printing experience.
I know the feeling of those loud, robotic noises going on for hours and hours until I got my SKR Mini V2.0 control board, also made by Biqu/BigTreeTech. They are experts in this field.
Meanwell 24V 350W Power Supply
The branded power supply is a very respected one in the 3D printing industry. The Biqu BX comes with a Meanwell 24V 350W power supply which does a great job providing quick heating.
Smooth Inner Nozzle Surface
Being able to prevent clogging through careful design is ideal, and Biqu has achieved that through using a titanium alloy chasis for even thermal distribution, and a high-quality brass nozzle with a smooth inner surface.
Clogging is significantly minimized with this feature.
Dual Z-Axis Structure
For those larger volume 3D printers, a dual Z-axis structure is necessary for the level of stability needed to create precise 3D prints. There are some large 3D printers that use single Z-axis structures, and they don’t fare very well.
Your 3D print quality will appreciate having those double Z-axis lead screws.
Being able to assemble this 3D printer in just 5 minutes is another great feature that will be appreciate by most. There aren’t any complicated steps to follow, or getting lost with which part goes where.
Assembly is simple and quick so you can get started in no time.
Extra Driver Slots for Feature Expansion
There is space to add some extra features and capabilities to your Biqu BX such as:
- Filament run-out detection
- Wi-Fi printing module
- CAN bus interface
- RGB lighting
Benefits of the Biqu Bx
- You don’t have to worry about the print quality and smoothness because this printer has every feature needed to get high-quality prints such as auto bed leveling, reduced inertia, etc.
- Fast assembly and easy operation with the touchscreen interface
- Auto-leveling built in so you don’t have to manually level or upgrade it
- Can print using filaments of many types such as PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon, TPU, and TPE.
- Biqu has a well experienced technical support team which will be an email away from you whenever you need them.
- Delivers a charming and graceful look.
- Supports 15 languages which makes it easy for you to operate it.
- Titanium alloy is used inside the print nozzle which can reduce the chances of clogging to the minimum.
- Includes a double Z-axis built which makes the printing process more stable and brings reliable printing results.
- Has reserved some driver slots that can be used for future expansion.
- The firmware of the Biqu Bx is open sourced and the code is updated on the Github on a regular basis.
- One HDMI cable can connect the extruder with the motherboard and can carry all data transmissions and can be assembled easily.
Downsides of the Biqu Bx
The printer has a lot of benefits and amazing features and not many significant downsides, which is always a good sign!
The printer is an open structure and there is no enclosed chamber to reach and maintain a high temperature during the printing process. There are options to build your own DIY enclosure or get a professional solution.
I’d recommend looking at the larger Creality Fireproof Enclosure to fit this 3D printer. I wrote a review of the Creality Fireproof Enclosure which you can check out. People really love the functionality of it, as well as the safety that it provides.
Although the list of the filaments that can be used for printing is a big one there are still some filaments that cannot be used for printing on this printer.
Specifications of Biqu Bx
- Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
- Print Area/Build Volume: 250 x 250 x 250mm
- Maximum Printing Speed: 100mm/s
- Hot Bed Temperature: 100°C
- Max Extruder Temperature: 260°C
- Nozzle Size: 0.4mm
- Minimum Layer Height: 100 Microns
- Display Type: Touch Screen Interface
- Printer Chamber: Open Structure
- Printer Frame: Aluminum
- File Format: STL, OBJ, AFM
- Slicing Software: Cura, Simplify 3D, Repetier-Host
- Feeder System: Direct Drive
- Filament Printing Materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, TPU, TPE, Nylon
- Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
- Bed Leveling System: Innovative Auto Leveling System
- External Connectivity: TF Card, Data Cable, USB
What Comes in the Box?
- Biqu BX 3D printer
- Spool holder
- TPU filament
- Power cable
- Data cable
- Card reader
- TF-SD card
- SD card
- Cable ties
- PTFE tubing
- Hex keys for assembly
- Screw pack
- Wire cutters
Verdict – Worth Buying or Not?
The above-described features, benefits, downsides, and specifications help the experts to conclude that Biqu Bx could be one of the best 3D printers of all time.
The company has worked hard for years to create a machine that is much more accurate, stable, fast, and well designed than existing 3D printers on the market.
The printer has almost all the features that are necessary for the newbie to get the right start and this printer could be a powerful and high-performance machine for the professional person.
I would definitely recommend getting yourself the Biqu BX 3D.