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We just purchased our S5 and are looking to model some of our products with some various materials. Specifically, we want to print the closest representation to the plastics we will be manufacturing through plastic extrusion and injection molding. From our understanding, settings within Cura can alter the material properties of the plastics that are printed. Hoping someone knows of any studies/papers/books that have information relating print speed, temperature, nozzle size, etc. to the material properties of the plastics. 

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Hi and welcome


you find some informations and data sheets of the Ultimaker materials on their website. 

If you are just interested about print speed and temperatures, then you can take a look in the Cure material profiles. The main materials like PLA, ABS, PETG and so on are there and don't differ too much between different brands.


But I am not sure if this is what you want.

Every material you buy has its own characteristics, so you have to choose which material you want to buy. Then look in Cura for the correct settings, but you are most fine with the Generic ones, they need just a little bit fine-tuning sometimes, but normally work out of the box.

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