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3D Printing Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

Printing Flexible TPU on the Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

Whilst ordering filament for my brand new Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D printer I became aware of flexible TPU which sounded like a novel and fun idea. The filament I chose was transparent. I have no idea what type of models I will print using this particular filament but I thought it would be an interesting experiment.

So what better model to print but the Artillery test cube, as I have already printed a number of cubes so by using the same cube and the same printer but with a different PLA it will allow me to check the consistency of the 3D print.

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

https://youtu.be/o-g-kjd5Ppc

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Artillery Sidewinder X1 Test Cube with Black Filament

Printing the Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer test cube with black filament.

Carried out as part of my consistency testing with the Sidewinder X1 using the same model with the same cube.gcode file with the same printer, but with different colours and brands of filament to check the results.

Black PLA 3D printer filament
1.75mm 1KG spool (2.2lbs)
Tolerance =/- 0.02mm
Print temperature 195 deg C to 215 deg C
Print speed 30 to 60 mm/s

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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White Test Cube + Loading and Unloading Filament

I’ve just bought some white filament for the Artillery Sidewinder X1 printer and my intention is to print another test cube so I can see how it comes out. This is by way of a printing consistency test but also to see how the same model from the same .gcode file on the same printer will come out using different filament.

In this video I show how to load and unload the 3D printer with filament.

I print the test cube (cube.gcode) which is supplied on the memory stick by Artillery with the Sidewinder X1.

White PLA 3D printer filament
1.75mm 1KG spool (2.2lbs)
Tolerance =/- 0.02mm
Print temperature 195 deg C to 215 deg C
Print speed 30 to 60 mm/s

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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3D Printing Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

3D printed cone attempt number two

In this video I learn from the mistakes of my previous disastrous cone (bug or creature?) and increase the bed heat to 80 degrees for better adhesion and enable the fan at 125 for improved cooling.

The result is better, not perfect, but better.

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

https://youtu.be/WFCW6HNDyaY

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3D Printing Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer Blender

Printing a simple cone shape with the Artillery Sidewinder X1

In this video I attempt to print the simple cone model that I created in Blender in a previous video.

The aim is to start with very simple 3D printed models and as I learn how the 3D printer works slowly progress onto more sophisticated models.

Needless to say, this doesn’t go as I had planned!

Thank you for watching,

Rob @ 3DModUK

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3D Printing Blender Modelling

Creating a simple cone shape with Blender and exporting for 3D printing

Although I can’t wait to start printing more complicated and sophisticated 3D models, it is my intention to start small with simple shapes and models so that I can get to better understand the Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D printer and how it works.

I am as new to Blender as I am to the 3D printer so in this video I start by creating a simple shape, in this case a cone. I then export the cone as an STL file. I have installed Repetier from the Artillery memory stick and load the STL file into that.

I then export using the Slic3r settings as a .gcode which which I can load onto the memory stick for the Sidewinder X1 3D printer to print.

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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My first EVER 3D print with the Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

After unboxing and assembling the Artillery Sidewinder X1 I am now ready to load the filament and produce my first 3D print, not only with the Sidewinder X1 but any 3D printer – ever!

I print the test cube (cube.gcode) which is supplied on the memory stick by Artillery with the Sidewinder X1.

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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Assembling the Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

In this video I assemble the Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer.

The idea of my journey into 3D printing is to document my experiences, both good and bad and that explains why this video is over an hour in length.

What did I learn?

1) That the most recent Sidewinder X1 3D printers seem to have a number of aspects of the assembly pre-configured, such as the flexible flat cables, the z-axis sensor and also the bed-levelling.

2) I should have pre-checked the tension on the wheels as mostly the wheels were okay and moved seemed to move freely. There were a couple of wheels which I seemed to loosen a little with my tinkering that seem make the z axis and also the bed move a little more freely so I don’t think my efforts were completely in vain.

3) I didn’t remove the cable ties because I was worried of either breaking the machine or de-calibrating it in some way. However, it seems fine to move the print head and bed on its rollers without causing a problem. If I had done this in the first place it would have made the whole process less fiddly.

Knowing what I know now, if I were to build a second Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D printer, I would be able to do it much more quickly – and thank you to Artillery for doing as much as they can in the factory.

Thank you for watching.

Rob @ 3DModUK

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Unboxing the Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

Did you realise the box for the Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D printer is 18kg? No, neither did I until it arrived and I needed to lift it.

It is an incredibly sturdy machine and reassuringly it is very well packed as well to protect the intricate mechanics during transit.

In this video I unbox the printer and remove the packaging to find out what’s inside prior to assembly the machine in a forthcoming video.

Regards, Rob @ 3DModUK

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3D Printing Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

Welcome to my brand new channel

Hello and welcome to by brand new channel, 3DModUK.

I have always had an interest in 3D printing and I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and bought myself an Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer.

Whilst this channel is a personal project, I invite you to join me as I delve into the world of 3D printing and experience the highs and lows as I work out how the machine works, get my head around the software and produce my first 3D printed models.

I am sure it won’t all be plain sailing and I am sure I will get things wrong, but I feel that is part of the fun about this project and I really would appreciate your feedback as you will help me learn from my own mistakes.

I will produce further videos on the assembly of the 3D printer, printing my first model, getting my head around Blender and working out how to get the best results from the different ‘slicer’ software.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.

Regards, Rob @ 3DModUK