The Artillery Sidewinder X2 is a large-format FDM 3D printer kit used primarily by hobbyists, students, and tinkerers. Following the success of the previous model, the Sidewinder X1, the company decided to utilize all the experience gained from the development and production of the original version and refine it. Thus, the brand new device boasts an outstanding build volume of 300 x 300 x 400 mm and can print at speeds of up to 150 mm/s. The print bed of the device can be heated up to 130 °C, ensuring excellent first layer adhesion as well as effortless print removal. The dual Z-axis design with two leadscrews and a sync belt along with a patented Z-axis coupler enable particularly high performance.
Thanks to the ultra-quiet stepper motor, the machine operates at low decibels throughout the printing process. The product has the function of detecting filament runout/power interruption and resumption of printing, giving an alarm before filament has run out.
One user printed a series of art models to test the quality of printing on the Artillery Sidewinder X2. Look at the level of detail on a couple of them — given the affordability of the printer, it is just amazing.
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The Artillery Sidewinder X2 is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 100 microns. The surface finish is not as smooth as you get with more expensive printers, but it is more than enough for prototyping and household use.
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The Artillery Sidewinder X2 is equipped with a 0.4 mm Volcano nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail. The direct drive Titan extruder in the X2 sports an auto calibration sensor, making for impeccable bed leveling.
The print head runs on rods with linear bearings. This, in turn, makes the machine slower than some other printers. Moreover, since this is an assembly kit, there may be some play in the printer body.
The Artillery Sidewinder X2 prints with PLA, ABS, TPU, wood composites, and other materials.
The extruder comes with a fan for printing PLA-type materials. The fan cools the model during printing, which reduces warping and stringing issues. Look how nice the printer copes with this task.
The Artillery Sidewinder X2 has a heated print bed, which makes it suitable for printing with ABS-type filament. However, we recommend installing an enclosed build chamber so the print quality will not be affected by temperature fluctuations as a result of drafts and other factors.
The Artillery Sidewinder X2 cannot print high-temperature materials like PEEK, ABS/PC, PEI, carbon fiber or glass fiber. To print with these materials, the extruder temperature must exceed 300 °C, whereas the extruder on the Artillery Sidewinder X2 has a maximum temperature of 464 °F (240 °C).
The Artillery Sidewinder X2 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 300 x 300 x 400 mm (11.8 x 11.8 x 15.7 inches) lets you print just about anything — or if the model is exceedingly large, you can split it into several components.
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The printer is controlled via PC or its built-in 2.7-inch color touchscreen providing a user-friendly interface.
3D models can be printed from a computer via USB or from an SD card/USB stick. The printer is compatible with such popular open-source software as Cura and Slic3r, another option is Simplify3D. The printer software works with 3D models in STL, OBJ, AMF formats and is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
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The Artillery Sidewinder X2 is available in black with blue parts. Its stylish look makes it ideal for personal applications.
The printer dimensions are 550 x 405 x 640 mm (21.7 x 16 x 25.2 inches). It weighs 12.9 kg (26.5 lb). The spool is mounted on top of the gantry.
The price for the Artillery Sidewinder X2 is $459.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.
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