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2019 Artillery Sidewinder X1 – Review the Specs

by Rocío Jaimes Gutierrez
Jul 5, 2019

We review the features of the Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D printer, an interesting competitor to the Creality CR-10 series.

2019 Artillery Sidewinder X1 – Review the Specs

The Artillery Sidewinder X1 is an affordable FDM 3D printer that offers some interesting features. It’s a big, sturdy machine, which sports a direct drive extruder system, a fast-heating printing bed, and some comfort features that make it an interesting machine.

Without further ado, let’s review the facts of Artillery’s newest creation.

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Artillery Sidewinder X1 – Review the Specs Features

Large Print Volume

With a build volume of 300 x 300 x 400 mm, this FDM desktop 3D printer will take up some serious space in any workshop. Its price lies currently $100 below Creality’s CR-10 Pro, which offers an identical build volume.

Overall, the sheer dimensions the Sidewinder X1 offers is a factor worth considering for buying this machine.

(Image: Artillery)
(Image: Artillery)

Direct Drive System

In most ways, a direct drive extrusion system is superior to a Bowden mechanism. This is especially true if you want to print with flexible materials like TPU.

If you want to know more about the different 3D printing extruder systems, please continue here.

Silent Printing

Being silent is certainly an advantage for any FDM 3D printer. According to Artillery, the printer is even quieter than most enclosed 3D printers – we also found it to be relatively quiet, but not ultra-silent.

Fast-Heating Bed

With its glass heated bed, the X1 Sidewinder has the pleasant characteristic of heating its printing bed to 80°C in under two minutes. However, as with every glass bed, the adhesion could be better. You might need to have your glue stick or Kapton tape around. For solving PLA adhesion problems, check some these easy fixes.

Artillery X1 pritning bed
Fast-heating printing bed. (Image: Artillery)


The colored, user-friendly touchscreen ensures an easy usage of the Artillery’s main feature set.

Tactile touch screen. (Image: Artillery)

Power-loss Recovery

After long hours of waiting for your print to finish, the last thing that you want is to restart the process because of an power loss. Even though it is becoming an increasingly common feature, it is worth mentioning this deal-breaker function.

Power recovery system. (Image: Artillery.)

Artillery Sidewinder X1 – Review the Specs Technical Specifications

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  • Technology: FDM
  • Type: Material extrusion
  • Year: 2019
  • Assembly: Pre-assembled
  • Mechanical arrangement: Cartesian
  • Manufacturer: Artillery


  • Build volume: 300 x 300 x 400 mm (11.8 x 11.8 x 15.75 inches)
  • Layer height: 0.05 mm
  • Extruder type: Single, Direct Drive Extruder (Titan Type)
  • Nozzle type: Volcano
  • Nozzle size: 0.4 mm
  • Max. extruder temperature: 240 °C
  • Max. heated bed temperature: 80°C
  • Frame: Glass-ceramic
  • Print chamber: Open
  • Bed leveling: Manual
  • Print bed: Rapid Heating AC bed
  • Display: Touch screen control
  • Connectivity: SD, USB cable
  • Built-in camera for monitoring: No
  • Print recovery: Yes
  • Filament sensor: Yes


  • Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Third party filaments: Yes
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, Flexible PLA, TPU, Wood, PVA, HIPS, and more.


  • Recommended Slicer: Cura
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac, Linux


  • Outer dimensions: 550 x 405 x 640 mm
  • Weight: 16.5kg

Artillery Sidewinder X1 – Review the Specs Where to Buy

You can purchase the Artillery X1 from the following online retailers:

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