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Posted · Material Management UM2+

Hi and thanks in advance.

I've become confused (again) about the management of materials.

My understanding, (obviously deficient), is that the GCode generated by Cura doesn't include information like material, nozzle and bed temperatures. (Though why not is beyond me).  This information comes from what material is set on the machine.  So I have to manually change the material on the machine to match what I have selected in Cura.

I'm wanting to change material to Ultimaker PP, but this is not showing up on my printer when I try to change the material.  Nor is it on the list of materials in my MATERIAL.TXT  file on my SD card.

I'm assuming I need to add it to my SD card, then import that file to my machine?

When I try to export a material profile from Preferences>materials, it doesn't offer the option to export the text file, or add to my existing one.  I thought I used to be able to do this from previous versions of Cura.

 

I've an UM2+ and running Cura 3.4.1

 

Thanks for your help.  I know I must be missing something obvious here but just cannot find it.

 

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    Posted · Material Management UM2+

    To make sure new profiles appear, you need to make sure the firmware on the printer itself is up to date, and do a factory reset on the printer after the firmware update to make sure all the new settings take. Did you update the firmware on the printer itself?

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    Posted · Material Management UM2+

    Ok I have upgraded the firmware connected the printer to my PC set the temperature of the ABS I'm using in Cura to 255 started the print and its remaining at 250c.  Seems like what you put in cura for the temperature is not accepted by the printer?  Wonder what I'm missing?

     

     

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    Posted · Material Management UM2+

    Ah just found an article where it says use RepRap code which will allow full control.  I'll give that a go.

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    Posted · Material Management UM2+

    Yes, that's right, switching to Marlin gives you full control.

    With Ulticode flavor the material is managed by the printer and you have to edit the materials.txt file to add new materials or change parameter.

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    Posted · Material Management UM2+

    Hi,

     

    Yes I'm getting there now, I have just managed to override the UM2+ defaults.  Lets see how it goes.

     

     

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