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Artillery Sidewinder x1 3D Printer, Multi-function 3D Printer the latest 4th Version Artillery 3D Printer with Aluminum Extrusion Frame & AC Build Plate 3D Printer (300 x 300 x 400 mm)

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Unlike a lot of DIY 3D printers on the market this printer is already assembled and only requires a couple of screws installed to hold the main rail assembly to the base. The Artillery Sidewinder X1 comes well packaged with charcoal foam surrounding all sides of the printer components.

In the front left of the base, the color touchscreen resides, and on top the SD card and USB outlet. Artillery was among the first to create a 3D printer that not only replicated Creality’s designs but actually improved on them in many ways. Overall, it was a pleasant experience to navigate this 3D printer due to its easy-to-read and intuitive colour touch screen.

I have had a printer bed failure within a month of using the printer pretty much 24x7 (Yep, it was enormously novel at first! Which… works, I guess, at least with a teflon-lined heatbreak, since those are less reliant on proper cooling, but without the air guide structure that the original Aero uses, this version spills air all over your printed part, which is another factor that will make printing ABS, ASA or maybe even PETG somewhat unpredictable on this printer. One thing to note is that this printer does take up a tremendous amount of space, with the benefit being that you really can print some huge objects! Autant ma 1ere SW X1 a fait son temps, la 2e ne fonctionne plus avec votre super système de nappe qui s’abîme en un temps record mais là, le plateau creux qui accroche la feuille aux 4 coins et qui laisse 1mm au centre.

Artillery or Evnovo have fixed issues on the X1 models before and I really hope they fix the rest of them, too, but until they do, this is a printer I’m going to have to advise you to stay away from unless you’re know what you´re doing and are really committed to fixing its flaws. The main point is you can improve your machine with different features like an enclosure, stepper motor dampers, BLTouch probe for automatic bed leveling, and so on. You can keep using the default one until it wears out and then replace it with a better counterpart. I could not find any uneven spots in my bed, making the leveling a walk in the park with the large leveling knobs present under it. This spool holder design is incredibly frustrating to use as it must constantly be adjusted to accommodate different spools of filaments.The Volcano style hot-end is known for it's ability to deliver high flow-rates of filament to the printed object. Anyway, the Sidewinder has performed flawlessly for me over the past month or and I can thoroughly recommend it . Once more thing that whoever is making this Titan Aero knockoff has also messed up is the tension adjustment. As a complete novice, I am thrilled to bits with my X1 v4 and would recommend it to anyone who wants a well made, cost effective machine.

Flat surfaces are quite smooth on the calibration cube indicating that the extruder was pushing filament quite consistently. Start the printer and heat the nozzle and heatbed (200C for the hotend and 60c for the heatbed should be fine). If you encounter issues with removing prints, try to heat up the hotbed to around 70-80C for a minute.The Artillery Sidewinder X1 is a large format 3D printer, with overall dimensions of 550mm (l) x 400mm (w) x 640mm (h), sporting a build volume of 300mm (l) x 300mm (w) x 400mm (h) and weighs in at 16. The inclusion of ribbon cables to connect the various electrical components did not only improve the appearance of the Sidewinder X1 but also made it safer. I’ve got a shelf mounted above mine with a multi-spool setup that’s a pretty easy print and uses standard thane bearings for the rollers. While the first iterations of the Sidewinder X1 suffered from quality control issues, we found the V4 did not exhibit any of those issues and proved to be a very reliable printer capable of good quality 3D prints.

Users that upgrade from a Bowden style extruder will notice that prints exhibit a fair amount of rigging and ghosting due to the heavy direct drive extruder on the Sidewinder X1.

It brought features like its modern design, direct drive extruder and a ceramic coated glass bed, which are now considered essential in any modern 3D printer. Because of the weight of the X assembly, the lead screws would get out of sync causing fist layer issues. A few negative points in my opinion are the glued ultrabase plate, and the tablecloths that can make it difficult to add a self-levelling sensor or other modification.

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