Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

means of recording filament use

Alex L

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited) · means of recording filament use

Is it possible to record filament usage through either Cura or the print monitor settings? 


We end up with lots of rolls of almost empty filament - it would be good to keep track of how much filament had been taken off the roll currently in the printer, I guess this could be quite complex if you keep swapping rolls though  and with multiple users on a printer... ? But as Cura knows the length of material on a roll, can it keep track of what has been printed?


Does anybody have any good ways of keeping track of what is left on a roll other than weighing or keeping a tally on the roll?

Edited by Alex L
  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · means of recording filament use
    7 minutes ago, Dim3nsioneer said:

    Both Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker 3 write onto the NFC chip what amount of filament has been used. You can check on the printer what is left on the spool.

    So it does, I googled to see if it did this but couldn't find anything ?  hadn't noticed it scrolling along the screen before! Only good for materials which have NFC chips though!

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 13 replies
    • Create New...