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Posted · Configure Material Flow in Materials Database

Hello,

it seems not to be possible to store different material flow values within the material database of cura? Am I right or did I miss some settings?

On UM2 ist was possible to set the 'standard' material flow value per material preset. As UM3 don't has presets on the machine itself it seems only to be possible to adjust the flow manual during printing or slicing. But in in my opinion the material flow is a property of the materials not of the object or print job.

Are there any thoughts about adding this feature to the material database? - I could not find something via google till now.

best regards,

ahorn42

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Posted (edited) · Configure Material Flow in Materials Database

I just start with the basic presets and then configure based on the filament needs. This would include the flow amount for regular printing as well as the flow for the priming tower if you use one.

Then go to the profile tab and click on the down arrow. You will see "Create Profile from custom settings/overrides."

This is how I am making profiles for each material I test such as Ninjaflex, Semi-Flex, T-Glase, etc.

Edit: this has been the case with Cura 2.3 and 2.4.

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    Posted · Configure Material Flow in Materials Database

    well, that's an idea how to handle the problem. I'm not quite sure if it is the most "correct" way to do it, but it will definitively work. While thinking about this, it also might be the better way, because the flow might vary with speed and temperature.

    Thank's for the input!

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    Posted · Configure Material Flow in Materials Database

    well, that's an idea how to handle the problem. I'm not quite sure if it is the most "correct" way to do it, but it will definitively work. While thinking about this, it also might be the better way, because the flow might vary with speed and temperature.

    Thank's for the input!

    No problem. :) I will say it has the added benefit of being able to label and archive materials and special situations by exporting them.

    As for most correct, well, if it works and nobody else has a solution, well, there ya go :)

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