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Hi dear Ultimaker Team, this is a question or a request...

I spent some time this weekend making a machine configuration for the Formbot Raptor 2.0. Imported an STL for the visual aspects and made a few default profiles along with some nozzles/hotends.



So far all is good until i start working on materials...

Temperature, retraction and cooling are material settings - very good.


I wish you would add a connection to first layer speed on material selection.

speed_layer_0 = =math.ceil(speed_print * 0.7)


and perhaps even a math-setting for other speed settings.



Because I want my PETG to print slower on first layer

Because i want my TPU to print slower on every layer

But aside from that most of the remaining Quality settings are the same.


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8 hours ago, nallath said:

You can also make material specific quality profiles. The UM3 and S5 have those. So it's already entirely possible to do this.

Yea i figured that much and I did have a look at the UM-settings (i run UM3 as well), but I would need to make a Quality-setting for each material and then limit what Quality-settings are displayed based on the selected material, meaning I would need to make both Quality and Material setting for each materialtype, this pretty much makes the split between material and quality settings almost wasted...

In this case it would mean at least 3 default profiles for each of the follow filaments
TPU/Flex 98A (Probaby fine on the PLA-settings since retraction can be material-adjusted)
TPU/Flex 95A and lower (Because of different printspeed than 98A & PLA)
Nylon, PC-Materials, and other hard things

Just these would result in at least 21 Quality-profiles, but could have been 3 if materialsettings could affect speed and we need to make the material profiles anyway...

Am i missing something or does it kind of make sense?


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Well, you don't *have* to provide all quality profiles. Cura is pretty adaptive in that regard.


The fdm_materials are actually used by more pieces of software than just Cura, so the material profiles mostly just describe a bare bones version of the material. We might extend on that in the future, but right now quality profiles are the way to go.

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