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Artillery 3D Sidewinder X1

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    Hello All!
    Artillery 3D asked if I would like to recieve a printer to show everyone here and on my social media accounts. I typically say no to these requests but this one had me intrigued so I said yes! This machine checked all the boxes for me :
    1. Large format (300x300x400 build area) The bed is slightly over sized so it is a fully use able area.
    2. Volcano hotend- it appears to not be a genuine but seems to work quite well. it comes with a .4 nozzle. this works quite well but I imagine down the road I will put at least a .8 nozzle on this machine.
    3. Filament runout sensor- it mounts at the top of the machine and initiates an automated routine controlled by the touch screen.
    4. TOUCH SCREEN! Capacitive! Works quite well, I was worried about the size but the menus and general use work quite well.
    5. Low price but with support included- in all my interactions with Artillery 3D they have been amazing to deal with. helped walked me through a couple hiccups with kindness and understanding. Very odd to see as I dont see that kind of service with very large companies I deal with.
    6. Silent Drivers- The only Noise is a subtle fan noise. If my robos are on (not printing- just on) I cant hear this machine running.

    These links are not affiliate links - I dont use them- but there is a link to where to buy as well as an article from 3dprint.com about the machine.

    Link to their direct website:

    http://www.artillery3d.com

    Link to the companies ali express store- Right now they have a free spool of random colored PLA included as a promotion, but nothing more that I'm aware of as far as a sale:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pr...spm=a2g1y.12024536.productList_14454546.pic_0.


    Edit: Today I was given this link which goes to Amazon for 449.99 for this machine if anyone is interested. Just a link- no affiliate.
    https://t.co/3vBVCVwb5n


    Link to a 3dprint.com article about this printer/company:
    https://3dprint.com/241289/artillery-3d-sidewinder-x1-3d-printer/

    So far I have been thrilled. I have not had much time with the machine but have printed some things and am tuning a Simplify 3D .fff so here is an unboxing a few good photos of the prints I was getting up until the prints i got off the machine yesterday. Let me know what you think!

    Unboxing: The box arrives flat packed much similar to other large format machines these days.
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    A photo I had to take to show the awesome job they did packaging this machine!
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    the machine in the box
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    The machine laid out for assembly. very few printed parts- mostly metal, including the all metal spool holder
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    There is a spare parts bag which I thought was incredibly cool. including new rollers and a USB drive to use in place of a micro SD. Can use either with the machine- I prefer using a USB.
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    Machine mostly assembled- you have to install 4 bolts to hold the z assembly to they y assembly, then connect the x and y and Z ribbon cables, end stops and filament sensors. Yes...Ribbon cables that keep the wiring so very nice!

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    Machine assembled, on and in my shop. fits right in :D assembled and powered on.jpg
     
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    Now for some pictures of prints- initially I was getting what appeared to be over extrusion and banding : to fix this I double checked the belt tension (needed slight tension added), re aligned the z axis and checked my esteps. over extruding by about 20mm.
    banding.jpg
    after addressing those issues I loaded in black Polymaker Poly Plus PLA : you can tell it was a bit hot and the cooling isn't able to compensate for that.
    marvin black 1.jpg marvin black 2.jpg
    Then I printed a bracket to hold some items in our bathroom: Cheap Blue no name PLA
    holder 1.jpg holder 2.jpg
    It appeared there were still some issues but it turned out to be just some more tuning on my profile. I will update as I print more and let you know if it keeps getting better or worse ! Here is the last quick print of another marvin in Zyltech PLA White. It looks awesome!
    marvin 1.jpg marvin 2.jpg marvin 3.jpg
     

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