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A New Contender Appears

2019 Sovol SV01 3D Printer: Review the Specs

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by Florian Gehrke
Oct 24, 2019
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The Sovol SV01 is a new contender for the budget 3D printer segment. Read on as we review its specs.

Sovol is a Chinese manufacturer based in Shenzen, China previously producing printer accessories and filament. It recently set out to expand its product spectrum.

With its first printer, the SV01, Sovol is entering an already packed price segment. Can it hold up with the established players?

Read on as we review the specs of this 3D printer.

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Sovol SV01 3D Printer: Review the Specs Features

Let’s find out what the Sovol SV01 brings to the table.

Sturdy Dual Z-Axis Design

The SV01’s full metal frame (Source: Sovol)

A recurring issue with fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers is inconsistency in the print’s surface. The Sovol SV01 is equipped with two Z-axis stepper motor drivers, with dual lead screws. In combination with the printer’s sturdy aluminum frame, this should reduce vibrations, therefore ensure less Z-wobble and result in a smoother finish of prints. According to the manufacturer, the Sovol SV01 achieves a Z-axis accuracy of 0.001 mm.

Auto bed-leveling ready

BL-Touch ready (Source: Sovol)

Sovol deliberately left room for some DIY improvements. While in the printer’s vanilla state, the bed leveling has to be done manually by turning the knobs under the build plate. There’s a spot on the hot end to add a BL-Touch bed-leveling sensor – allowing the user to easily upgrade the printer if wanted.

Mean Well Power Supply

Lots of power under the hood. The Mean Well power supply (Source: Sovol)

Another neat feature is the Mean Well power supply.

As the FDM technology centers around heat, you want your printer to be capable of heating the bed quickly, as well as, maintain the temperature consistently throughout the print (especially for printing temperature-sensitive materials like ABS).

The Sovol SV01 is equipped with a Mean Well 24V that should have no problems of quickly heating the print bed to 110 °C. The certified power supply can also protect your printer from unexpected power surges.

Direct Drive Extruder

The SV01’s Direct Drive System with a convenient manual feeder (Source: Sovol)

The Sovol SV01 is said to be capable of handling a variety of materials. Aiding in this is a direct drive extruder, an arrangement that typically provides a more accurate extrusion and allows for faster retractions.

In addition, the SV1 is also equipped with a large hand-twist gear extrusion mechanism, making manual feeding easier.

Tempered Glass Build Plate

The heated print bed (Source: Sovol)

Another – somewhat standard but useful – feature is a print bed with strong adhesion. The SV01 is equipped with an Ultrabase-like carbon crystal silicon glass platform. According to the manufacturer, this ensures a super flatness and an excellent bed adhesion, negating the need for glue or hairspray often required when printing on a regular glass print bed. This should also allow you to easily pop off the print once they have cooled to room temperature, even for huge models.

Further Features

Additional features of the Sovol SV01 include:

  • Filament runout detector
  • Resume print function
  • Thermal runaway protection
  • Creality 2.2 mainboard

For more information, visit Sovol3D’s website.

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Sovol SV01 3D Printer: Review the Specs Technical Specification

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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Technology: FDM
  • Year: 2019
  • Assembly: Pre-assembled
  • Mechanical arrangement: Cartesian, XZ-head
  • Manufacturer: Sovol

3D PRINTING PROPERTIES

  • Build volume: 280 x 240 x 300 mm
  • Min. Layer height: 100 microns
  • Feeder system: Direct Drive
  • Nozzle size: 0.4 mm
  • Max. extruder temperature: 250 °C
  • Max. heated bed temperature: 110 °C
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Bed leveling: Manual
  • Connectivity: SD Card

MATERIALS:

  • Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Third-party filament: Yes
  • Filament materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, TPU

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Operating system: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
  • Recommended Slicer: Cura, Simplify3D
  • File types: STL, OBJ, AMF

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:

  • Frame dimensions: 500 x 550 x 540 mm
  • Weight: 9.8 kg
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Sovol SV01 3D Printer: Review the Specs Where to Buy

You can order the Sovol SV01 from the following retailers.

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