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Cura 2.5 Material Profile pull down menu questions

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Good day,

I was curious if the newer version of Cura had material profiles for PLA makers besides Ultimaker. When I went into the pull-down menu, I saw pretty much what I expected. (I had hoped to see material profiles for the ColorFabb PLA/PHA filaments)

What surprised me was when I changed my printer to the Folger Tech FT-5 and when I clicked on that material pull down menu, many more options appeared.


Now two questions...

1) Why do those materials not show up for the Ultimaker? I am guessing it is because they are 1.75mm

2) When will material profiles other than the Ultimaker brand appear for Ultimaker printers? (And how can a user manually add that?)

Colorfabb and Ultimaker have been a really good combination for a very long time. I'm really surprised that's not in there! :)


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The Ultimaker Brand PLA profile's are not even actual profiles..... they are all the same except for the colorname.... there basically an option in Cura that gives the opportunity to make specific profiles someday... but atm they are not...

Maybe it's an interesting idea to somehow make it a community thing to create profiles for different materials. Big question is how do you organize such a thing...

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That would be a nice thing to have, especially for those who are more professional users and less into tinkering.

For example, I know that my Colorfabb PLA/PHA tends to work best at a higher temp than Ultimaker brand. With the Ulticode, I can't set that in Cura. I have to do it manually on the machine.

(I would advise a materials.txt import of a ColorFabb filament, but I believe that system is not working reliably)

Or...if there is a way to add a filament profile within cura in the future, that would be superb. This way, if I recall the settings I used for another filament type, say ColorFabb nGen or ColorFabb XT, I could have those known-good settings imported and ready to print.

Just thinking of a way to make it easier to print with Cura.

Obviously, in Simplify3D, you set everything manually but you can create a profile for it. Which makes switching to different filaments very easy.

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I wonder how the different environments would affect the profiles, even if they could be created.

I have made a few profiles, most are under revision as I learn more. An example would be the profile I uploaded for NinjaFlex. Worked fine for me. But, the problem seems to be that the filament does not want to feed through the bowden tube. I never had that problem. It never binded up or had trouble feeding. But most people talk of having to do a lot of modding to make it work at all in feeding.

I don't think the profile would help in that regard.

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