It is often not so clear how to use 3rd party materials with the UM3 or S5 printers. So I want to give some hints and answers to the common problems and questions.
Ultimaker materials come with an NFC tag in the spool and the printer is able to read the NFC tag and can detect the material and color during the loading process. Internally the NFC tag contains a unique ID which is then matched against a material database or something like that in the printer sof
I struggle(d) a lot with PVA (regardless of Ultimaker PVA or FormFutura Helios) that the BB 0.4 extruder would always clog - despite dried material, even new out-of-vacuum-bag material. On both, UMS3 and UMS5 with material station.
FormFutura's BVOH dissolvable support material seems to be better, at least first results are very promising. I printed BVOH in combination with my favorite material ASA for my technical parts I mostly use outdoors flawlessly. FormFutura ApolloX ASA is UV