Does the Sv06 plus have a propreitary nozzle or can it use any volcano nozzle?
They said on the launch livestream that it was proprietary. It’s similar to a volcano, but I believe they (or someone in chat) said it was shorter than traditional ones so you can’t just swap in an off the shelf nozzle.
That’s unfortunate and honestly kind of a bonehead move.
I was a little surprised too. You can always swap in the SV06 toolhead from the sound of it so you can use regular MK8 nozzles. I don’t understand why it’s similar, but not quite the same though - seems like you’d either want to change a lot or use an existing design, not something in-between like this. I believe it was mentioned that a regular volcano nozzle is 20mm and this one is 10mm. If that’s really the only difference, then perhaps it’ll be pretty easy to find shorter ones in the future.
They did mention they are looking to offer different nozzle sizes & hardened steel versions, so those will come (from Sovol themselves) but no ETA.
I’ve been playing with the idea of swapping out my SV06 hotend with a volcano to see what the big deal is and since I’m pretty disappointed by what the Plus offers I’ll probably just go ahead and make it my project printer.
I read it just shaped different and based on pics appears to have the same amount of threads? Maybe needs z adjust. It would be odd to create their own for a budget unit but I guess we’ll see.
Lost in Tech’s YouTube channel had a side by side comparison to the regular volcano in this video:
Look at the 1:51 or so timestamp.
Sovol ones are slightly longer (he said 2mm longer) - it looked like both the nozzle bit itself and the threaded bit on the back are both longer by just a bit.
I discovered this only after I pre-ordered. I must admit, it does concern me and is giving me second thoughts. I don’t really like the idea of being tied to a proprietary nozzle. Bit of a shame.