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Posted · NFC tags for 3rd party filaments

Hi, I'm new to the Ultimaker world. I've been using a 2+ and a 2+ extended at work for some time and last week I ordered my own UM3 Extended, waiting for it to arrive.

I have a question regarding the NFC capability, is it possible to attach an NFC tag to 3rd party filaments in order for the UM3 to detect?

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Posted · NFC tags for 3rd party filaments

Hi,

It should be possible, but it's not necessary (unless you want to detect it for some reason). You can put any brand of filament on the Ultimaker 3, you just have to manually select the type of filament when you load it (instead of it being automatically detected)

I think NFC tags will be generalised (and hopefully following a standard) sooner or later

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Posted · NFC tags for 3rd party filaments

I would like to do this as well, especially because in Cura Connect it gives a warning to users that printing with inconsistent settings could damage the machine. We have specific material settings for filament from different 3rd party vendors so this becomes a problem when the machine doesn't sense what filament is loaded. Since you can only specify on the machine that you are using PLA and not even the color, then the machine gives that alarming message to users. There should be away to create an NFC chip that tells the machine exactly what filament you are using (vendor, color, material (PLA, PVA, etc)).

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