So I decided to upgrade to a larger printer. My Ender-2 is a fantastic little machine, but the print area is rather small. This is not a review and I simply sharing my experience. The printer was paid for by myself.
I wanted something, open source, direct drive for TPU printing and a large printing area.
- The Sidewinder X1 the Marlin firmware has been provided. (Although the firmware related to the touch screen has
- It has a direct drive extruder based on the e3D Titan Areo (So easier to buy replacement parts if needed)
- A large printing area of 300 x 300 x 400 mm.
These photos below are ones I took.
A strain relief was one the first things needed to made.
My part cooling duct is available on thingiverse. I was working on this before my Z axis movement decided to go full retard. Once I receive new stepper drivers to get my printer running again, I’ll continue to develop it. At the moment, it’s not blowing air in the exact centre and evenly from each side. Also, in my test, I think I had it a tiny bit to low, as the air is blown down on an angle.The other thing I’ll change out is the volcano nozzles with a clean brand new one.