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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
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    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!

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