Resin Curing from Sovol 3D – The Sovol 3D SL-1 Review
Sovol 3D has made great strides in creating pieces and parts for resin printing. From the SL1 for curing to the SL2 for washing, and even vats and even a magnetic flex bed to get your prints off easier. This review is for the SL1, their Resin Curing machine. This has a solar powered turn table in the base and and an enclosure that has UV LED lights up the side and a window in it. It is a very simply built machine. It has a power switch, Go button, reset button, and you can toggle between 2, 4, and 6 minutes. While the UV is on the turntable will move, giving even curing on all sides of the model.
It is not a large curing machine, but it is big enough for what I print on my Elegoo Mars, Photon or Phrozen Sonic Mini. Though, only the largest models printing on my Saturn would not fit. There is quite a bit of vertical space available, but horizontal space is at a premium. If your primary use case is smaller items like miniatures, this should not be a problem. Since I received this I’ve only used my old “breadbox” curing box once. It works really well and does a good job curing the prints. The other great part is that it is small and light. There is a good seal between the base and the hood as well.
I have had one issue with it. The power connector has come loose on me. I had to unscrew the screws in the top to get inside the electronics. It’s just a simple nut type item that came loose. I tightened it and that fixed the problem. VERY minor issue, super simple to solve, but I want to point out everything I have run into with this. The nice thing about the turn table, is they are inexpensive and easy to replace it it were to break. I’ve purchased 2 previously, so I know they are inexpensive.
If you are looking for an alternative to a nail curing station, $39.99 is not a lot to spend on a unit like this ( Sovol | Amazon | AliExpress ). This has also been featured in my resin printer toolbox.
Here are a couple of videos of the Sovol 3D SL1 in action: