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3D Printing Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

Printing a Filament Cleaner for the Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

Using a filament cleaner can help ensure that dirt, debris, dust and fluff doesn’t easily get into the print head via the filament feed.

This works by clasping around the filament and any dirt is removed by the sponge inside it.

In this video we look at the original model and how the very clever hinge system is integrated into the single model print.

We then watching it print as well as the end result when I prepare the sponge and ensure the hinge mechanism works.

All in all a very interesting project that creates something useful for my ongoing 3D printing.

Thank you idig3d for creating and sharing this model on Thingverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1692395

Note, I will not be oiling or lubricating the filament – this is for residue removal only.

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Rob @ 3DModUK

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3D Printing Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D printed green test cube

In this video we’re printing an Artillery Sidewinder X1 test cube using ICE filaments Daring Darkgreen filament.

Printed using the standard test cube off the original Artillery memory stick with default printer settings.

A nice shade of mid to dark green PLA filament.

I am very impressed with the colour and I am impressed with the print quality too. I can’t wait to print more models with this particular filament.

ICE Filament
PLA Daring Darkgreen
750g spool
1.75mm
180 deg C to 210 deg C

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Rob @ 3DModUK

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3D Printing Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer Blender General

PLA Temperature Test – First Attempt = Failure

In my previous ‘Overhang Test’ on the Artillery Sidewinder X1 I noticed the print was ‘stringy’. I tried adding retraction and this didn’t work so I wondered if this was something to do with print temperature and the best way of checking this is to come up with another test.

In this video I create a ‘Temperature Tower’ in blender so I can test different print temperatures at different levels of the tower.

And, in order to test as many things in one go I come up with an elaborate – perhaps too elaborate – triple tower with aspects such as cut-outs and overhangs.

This however was to be my downfall, or should I say the models downfall!

  1. Create the model in blender
  2. Export the model as an STL file
  3. Load the STL file into Cura and export the GCode file
  4. Load the GCode file into Repetier and identify the layers for the appropriate temperature changes
  5. Modify the GCode file and set specific temperatures at the specific levels of the tower print
  6. Copy the GCode file to the printer
  7. Print using ICE Filaments ‘Romantic Red’ filament

What did I learn from this project?

  1. The model was too complicated and I should have just kept it simple.
  2. Supports aren’t only required to ensure that anything overhanging can print, they can be also present to stabilise the model whilst printing while the plastic is still hot and malleable until cooled.

These tests not only help me learn about the Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D printer, but also the software, print settings and the approach to getting the best out of the 3D prints.

Taking this into account, I am sure my next test will be more successful.

If you would like to see original blender model, STL or GCode files you can access them here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1inscgoN-lk4j02i-LrmP3OqYywpXEzWL?usp=sharing

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Rob @ 3DModUK

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3D Printing Overhang Angle Test with Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

In this test I wanted to check how much of an angle of overhang I could print successfully on my Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D printer.

I have produced my own model specifically to test the overhang and created it in Blender. The first part of the video shows how I construct the 3D model and how each upright overhangs by an additional ten degrees.

The first upright is 0 deg, the second 10 degrees, the third 20 degrees etc, until we get right to the end in which case the level of overhang is 120 deg, so essentially facing downwards.

I then check the model in Ultimaker Cura before making a few tweaks and then I am ready to ‘slice’ the model. I copy the .gcode file to the memory stick and transfer to the Artillery Sidewinder X1 printer.

I am using ICE Filaments ‘Precious Pink’ filament for this test which is a very vibrant pink colour and the test cube came out well.

Overall, I am very impressed with the result and the level of overhang that the Sidewinder X1 3D printer can print certainly exceeded my expectations. And, whilst not perfect, especially in relation to the ‘stringy’ and slightly untidy result, I think with tweaked temperature and print speed settings the results can be even better. All in all though, it is the overhang I was testing here and that was very successful.

Overhang Model

71.7 x 14.0 x 18.2 mm Size
1 hour 1 minute print time
2 g in weight
0.66 m in filament length used
Super quality 0.12mm
20% infill
200 deg C printing temperature
50 deg C bed temperature
50 mm/s print speed
Enable cooling
Skirt adhesion

I have made the project files available via this URL:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_OnlzAPXf7_GeN6EwJPnN4nXGXadW8w0?usp=sharing 

Which includes the following files:

overhang2.blend
overhang2.stl
ASX1_overhang2.gcode

I make no guarantee that these files will work on your printer. Please check all files and all settings appropriate to your printer and configuration.

 

 

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3D Printing ICE Filaments Gentle Grey PLA filament

I already have light grey and black filament so I wanted something in between, something like a mid to dark grey.

I’ve been impressed with ICE Filaments colours so far and opted for the ICE Filaments ‘Gentle Grey’ PLA filament. I am very impressed with the colour and I am impressed with the print quality too.

I can’t wait to print more models with this particular filament.

ICE Filament PLA
Gentle Grey
750g spool
1.75mm
195 deg C to 215 deg C

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Rob @ 3DModUK

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Testing ICE Obstinate Orange filament on Artillery Sidewinder X1

As I continue my journey with the Artillery Sidewinder X1 printer I am buying additional filament and the best way I find to test the filament and see how it will come out is by printing an Artillery test cube.

This way I have other filaments to compare against, and by using the same printer and the same model, it provides an excellent way of checking and ensuring consistency and to see how this particular filament will print.

I couldn’t wait to print this particular test cube as orange is our ‘colour’ and this ‘Obstinate Orange’ is a very bright, eye-catching and vibrant filament.

ICE Filament PLA
Obstinate Orange
750g spool
1.75mm
195 deg C to 215 deg C

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Rob @ 3DModUK

 

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Testing ICE Precious Pink filament on Artillery Sidewinder X1

As I continue my journey with the Artillery Sidewinder X1 printer I am buying additional filament and the best way I find to test the filament and see how it will come out is by printing an Artillery test cube.

This way I have other filaments to compare against, and by using the same printer and the same model, it provides an excellent way of checking and ensuring consistency and to see how this particular filament will print.

I love the vibrancy of this particular ‘Precious Pink’ filament.

ICE Filament PLA
Precious Pink
750g spool
1.75mm
195 deg C to 215 deg C

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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Testing ICE Romantic Red filament on Artillery Sidewinder X1

As I continue my journey with the Artillery Sidewinder X1 printer I am buying additional filament and the best way I find to test the filament and see how it will come out is by printing an Artillery test cube.

This way I have other filaments to compare against, and by using the same printer and the same model, it provides an excellent way of checking and ensuring consistency and to see how this particular filament will print.

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK