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