Sidewinder X2

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The printer is currently getting set up. We will update this page when the printer can be used by the public. Thank you for your patience :)
Sidewinder X2

Status: beta [box doku]

Sidewinder x2.jpg
Description Artillery Sidewinder X2
Owner  MuMaLab
Financing  Bought from official Vendor (€470)

In addition to the two Prusa Minis which are our main 3d Printers at the lab we now have a Sidewinder X2 for larger print jobs.

  • Please bring your own filament and only use plain PLA. Additives like wood or carbon wear out the nozzles extremely quickly.
  • The printer is now open to very experieced user and standard PLA Filament. Please ask on #3d_printing slack channel before usage.
  • If you want to help calibrate the printer or help with the wiki site, please contact @yichen zhang on slack to get the newest update on the printer.


  • Build volume 300 x 300 x 400 mm
  • UBL mesh bed leveling enabled
  • Printable via USB Stick
  • Material: plain 1.75mm PLA

Quickstart guide

If you haven't used the printer, register for the monthly 3D printing intro course or ask in the 3d_printing channel on Slack beforehand.
INFO: As of 29.09.2022, this printer hasn't been included in 3D printing intro course

  • Slice your .stl in PrusaSlicer
  • Use the official presets for the Artillery Sidewinder X2 (same as for the X1)
    • Add "Artillery" in the "Other Vendors" tab
    • Add the "Artillery Sidewinder X1" on the "Artillery FFF" tab that should have appeared
    • Select "Artillery Sidewinder X1 BL-TOUCH" as your printer
    • Edit the start Gcode under Printer setting in advanced mode and add M420 S1 Z2 after G28 command to enable mesh bed leveling
  • Get the USB stick that's in the printer, export to the USB via the button on the bottom right in PrusaSlicer, and put it back into the printer
  • Verify that you're about to start the right print via the filename

Finished Calibration

  • Marlin Firmware on Ruby board has beed updated to
  • TFT Firmware has been updated with Unified Icon
  • Belt tightness checked
  • Manual bed leveling done
  • Unified bed Mesh leveling done (EEPROM slot 1)
  • PID Autotune done for 215 nozzle / 60 bed
  • Probe offset set

To do list

Suggestions and Feedback

Do you have any suggestions or feedback in regard to the printer, its maintainance and its current status?