Today we go back to talking about 3D printers and we do it with the Artillery Sidewinder X2, a product that is proposed to beginners but which, also given the large printing plate, is suitable for complex jobs. Will he have convinced us? Let's find out in the full review.
Artillery Sidewinder X2 Review
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Package contents and assembly
Forget the old ones printers 3D for which you had to spend half a day for assembly. There Artillery Sidewinder X2 it arrives practically already assembled, it will be enough insert the Z axis in the appropriate space and that's it. To make it easier, the company has already prepared the pins at the bottom, just tilt the 3D printer and screw them quickly with the hexagonal key included in the package.
Small sore point, there is no small test reel inside the package, so you will have to buy it separately even to start with the first print.
Design and features
La Sidewinder X2 presents the "now classic"Design of the filament 3D printers. Nothing to say about the build quality, indeed. The entire base is made of aluminum, while the plate is made of glass, this allows excellent adherence of the printed products.
To embellish design and functionality, we find - as anticipated - the display that allows, in a very simple way, to configure the printer and to start the prints, adjusting the temperature of the nozzle and the plate as desired.
Software and print quality
To proceed with the printing we used the software present in the key (out of the box), that is to say Ultimaker Cura 4.0. The software in question is very intuitive, you can load files in .stl format and, automatically, the software will load them on a stick, or by direct printing with cable, in .gcode format, in order to be read by the printer.
The print quality of the product also convinced us, since, while printing with lower resolution and maximum nozzle speed, it managed to bring home the result. Clearly, as you can imagine (and as you can see from the pen holder below), the Sidewinder X2 it is made to print large-sized products (also considering the availability of the plate). In general, for precision work, such as miniatures under 3 cm, it is preferable to rely on resin printers.
Price and conclusions - Artillery Sidewinder X2
As you may have gathered, the Artillery Sidewinder X2 hit us, in a positive way. Despite offering a high quality both in terms of construction and in terms of printing, in fact, the 3D printer is offered at a price of about € 350 thanks to our coupon. The issue linked to ease of assembly is no less important, definitely a plus for newbies in the industry.
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