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- Auto bed leveling
- H-Bot Kinematic System
- Budget components
- Dated LCD Screen
About the Sovol SV05
The Sovol SV05 is a direct drive FDM 3D printer equipped with a metal extruder, and using an H-bot kinematic system where the bed does not move horizontally. It features an upgraded double support bracket design on the Z axis to reduce bed sag caused by heavy prints, resulting in a more stable printing experience and saving about 30% on printing time. The SV05 is equipped with a CR Touch auto-leveling sensor and a high-speed detection mode, allowing for precise and silent bed leveling. Additionally, the printer comes with a 32-bit silent board with TMC2208 driver for quiet printing, and a flexible build plate for easy removal of printed parts, though part removal can be difficult due to the use of a PC bed. The build volume of the Sovol SV05 is 220x220x300mm.
Benefits of the Sovol SV05
Auto bed leveling - auto bed leveling will ensure your prints have perfect first layers every time and greatly reduce issues with bed adhesion. When using an auto-leveling system, the probe allows better tolerances for slightly warped print beds by measuring and compensating for any inconsistencies. Without this feature, you'll need to adjust the bed level manually using nuts on each corner of the print bed.
H-Bot Kinematic System - An H-bot 3D printer kinematic system utilizes two belts to control the motion of the printer's X and Y axes. The two belts are fixed to opposite ends of the printer's frame and are crossed over each other, forming an H-shape. This design allows for faster and smoother movements, as well as more precise control over the position of the print head. The H-bot system also allows for faster and more precise movements, resulting in higher quality prints with smoother curves and sharper corners.
Disadvantages to consider
Budget components - In order to keep costs down, this 3D printer uses more plastic pieces and other lower quality components
Dated LCD Screen - The printer's LCD screen is a more basic monochrome interface with limited resolution and no support for graphical components. While this does not detract much from using the printer, it can take a bit longer to navigate through the text only menus, and gives the printer a less premium feel.
Where to buy the Sovol SV05
Brand Summary: Sovol
Sovol is a 3D printer brand known for producing innovative printers with more features than their competitors at a lower price. Their printers are beginner-friendly and have good build quality, but their entry-level printer, the SV01, lacks a bed leveling probe. While Sovol's community is still establishing itself, the company's support is well-regarded, and they have over 80,000 users. Sovol has experimented with complex dual extrusion features, which led to clogging problems and quality issues in some of their previous models. However, their current printers, such as the SV06 Plus, offer impressive features like 25-point auto bed leveling and a 500W bed heater. Sovol's varied printers appeal to different users, from new users to advanced users.