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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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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