Meet Artillery 3D: The best affordable 3D printers
Artillery 3D Technology Co., Ltd was founded in November 2018, by a group of young, open-minded, and creative 3D printing enthusiasts. They have been focused on creating the best affordable 3D printers ever since. Artillery 3D believes that excellent products and services are the keys to win customers support and be succeed in the market.
With the development of 3D printing technology, there’re more and more 3D printing enthusiasts around the world. With years of experience in 3D printing, engineers in Artillery 3D, combining their knowledge and feedbacks from the customers, respond quickly to the needs of the market and keeps on improving their products, with only one mission in mind: creating the best one-stop 3D printing solution to the customers.
Artillery 3D entered the market with their debut machine – Sidewinder X1. The Sidewinder X1 is definitely at the top of the list when it comes to ease of assembly. This 3D printer 95% assembled out of the box.
What’s in the Box?
X/Y frame with extruder attached.
Printer base with y-axis and heated bed pre-assembled.
Top mounted spool holder
Tools for assembly
Filament run out sensor
This all-in-one 3D printer has all sorts of great features that make it an attractive system for the desktop, including a synchronized dual Z axis, an XYZ resolution of 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.1 mm, and a direct drive Titan extruder, which offers better support for flexible filament. Speaking of filament, you can use 1.75 mm PLA, ABS, TPU, and other flexible materials with Artillery 3D’s printer.
Artillery Sidewinder X1 comes with ultra-quiet stepper motor drivers as default. If you’ve ever own a 3D printer you’ll know that, the noise during 3D printing is sometimes unbearable. To tackle that, Artillery 3D works with their suppliers, experiment with different options, and finally settle on the ultra-quiet stepper drivers they’re using right now.
Thanks to the sturdy design, Artillery Sidewinder X1 is one of the fastest Cartesian gantry style 3D printer in the market, with maximum printing speed of 150mm/s and maximum travel speed of 250mm/s. A short video provided by the company shows that, it can support a body weight of 50kg sitting on the top of the frame and the machine still prints well afterwards.
Another selling point of the machine must be the neat cable management. Unlike most 3D printers in the market, there’s not much cable flying around on the machine. All moving cables are merged together into 2 ribbon cable, one moving along with the hotend, and one moves up and down with the gantry. This kind of attentiveness to detail shows how much they have put into the design of the machine.
Recently, Artillery 3D announced that they’re acknowledge to their quality issues and uploaded a video showing what measures they will take to improve the quality, e.g. reviewing the current QC procedure, extending the testing time to 10 hours per machine, etc. They’re dedicated to improve their quality with all costs.
Besides quality, safety feature is also a thumbs up to Sidewinder X1. According to Artillery 3D, thermal runaway protection is on by default, and also, there’s a physical safety feature built-in to the heated bed, once the bed is heated to over 170C, which no filaments so far requires such a high temperature, it will kills the power to the heated bed.
So, how much will it cost you to purchase the handy desktop Sidewinder X1 3D printer? The official price in the Europe is about $449, though prices are different in other countries. In addition, if you buy now, you will get a discount up to 10% off.