As I travel deeper down the 3D printing rabbit hole, has any experimentation been done using the SV06 and various filament types beside PLA? Do we have an available set of recommendations for things like PETG, ABS, Wood filled, PTU, or others?
I’d prefer to learn from others than ruin my new 06 through ill-conceived trial and error.
I switched out the stock nozzle for a 0.6mm Diamond Back, since it’s extremely abrasive resistant and has a thermal conductivity close to brass. Printed all these with zero issues: Polycarbonate, CF Nylon, CF PETG, CF TPU, TPU, PETG, ASA, and PLA.
Thanks - I’ve ordered a set of tungsten alloy .6mm and .8mm tips.
Also, I’ve had communication with one of the more technical Youtubers and we’ve sorted my new PLA and PETG settings - It amazes me that there are standard PLA brands that range from 175C up to 255C for the printing temp.
I’m also looking at the new version of the Lychee slicer from Mango. It now supports FDM and has a predefined config for the XV06 (and other Sovol3D models).
I’ve had a lot of trouble printing TPU myself. The first couple of prints were decent but I started getting clogs and just couldn’t get it to extrude after that. I had to forcefully yank the filament out of the extruder because the drive gears are so weak.
Personally, I would stay away from Lychee because you have to pay for a subscription to unlock basic features. There’s several open source slicers that are completely free.
Also, if you are using anything above a 0.4mm nozzle, you want a slicer that uses the arachne engine, which is a variable perimeter generator resulting in much nicer looking prints. Cura, PrusaSlicer, and SuperSlicer are the only ones I’m aware of that use arachne. It’s a must have for bigger nozzles unless you don’t care at all about quality. If you don’t like Cura, Try PrusaSlicer and use the prusa mk3 profile since the sv06 is a prusa clone. Might need to tinker with the extruder offset or just copy Sovols profile settings off their website.