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 (€412)

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.
  • We are now working hard on the documentation and a properly tuned slicer profile.


  • Build volume 300 x 300 x 400 mm
  • Nozzle size: 0.4mm
  • UBL mesh bed leveling enabled
  • Printable via USB Stick and micro SD card
  • 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

  • The Spool holder is currently detached because of space reasons, we are working on a solution for it.
    • For now please carefully move the printer to the big tables to test print with it. Install the spool holder and attatch the filament runout sensor before starting printing.
    • We are now working on the issue. Please see the to do list for further details.
  • Please visually inspect the printer for visible damage before usage.
    • If damage is been found please contact @yichen zhang on slack. Thank you.
  • Please slice your 3D Object in PrusaSlicer
    • We are working on a tuned Slicer profile for the machine, but for the time being the default X1 profile with some modification will do the job.
  • Please use the official Artillery Sidewinder X1 presets for the Sidewinder X2
    • Add "Artillery" in the "Other Vendors" tab
    • Add the "Artillery Sidewinder X1" on the "Artillery FFF" tab
    • 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 accessoire bag, export to the USB via the button on the bottom right in PrusaSlicer, and insert it into the printer
    • We will get a dedicated USB stick for it soon, but until next plenum this will do the job
  • Warning: Using IPA on the glass bed will cause really strong bed adheasion. Please wait for the bed to cooldown before remove your print.
    • For now, don't clean the surface or use wet paper towl to clean the surface for big flat print.
  • Verify that you're about to start the right print via the filename
  • Please at least wait for the first layer to be printed and verify its quality.
  • Please check the print regularly during printing. Please don't leave the Lab while printing. Thank you.

Machine operation

Insert filament

[comming soon]

Unload filament

[comming soon]

Start a print job

[comming soon]

Unified bed leveling

[comming soon]

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

  • Figure out how to install filament holder for printer operation in printing room
    • Current proposed solution 1: Reverse Bowden setup
    • Current proposed solution 2: Hole through backside of middle plate under the prusa minis and filament guide
    • Current proposed solution 3: Side mount filament rack (potential problem with high prints?)
    • If anybody have some ideas please either edit in Suggestions and Feedback section or send a message on #3d_printing slack channel, would be much appreciated.
  • Flow rate calibration
  • Tolerance test
  • Torture test
  • Speed test
  • Some impressiv demo prints

Maintenance update

Next planned maintanance of the machine:

  • 1.11.2022


  • Magnetic PEI bed (Or other removable print bed)
  • Raspberry Pi (Octoprint upgrade)
  • All metal hotend
  • Better cooling fan
  • Better Nozzle
  • Reinforcement bar for ringing reduction
  • USB Extender for longevity of USB Port

Test Prints

Prusaslicer stock setting benchy

Technical Details

Boring stuff for the documentation

Machine Construction

Sidewinder X2 electronics compartment
Sidewinder 2 Ruby mainboard
Sidewinder X2 TFT main board


Delivery Packaging


  • Switch to 0.6mm Nozzle

[Description comming soon]

Suggestions and Feedback

Do you have any suggestions or feedback in regard to the printer, its maintainance and its current status?
Please write your comments below!

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