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Posted (edited) · Material station and generic materials

Hello,

 

I currently have a material station.

 

When loading generic PLA; you cannot set a colour; so CURA and the material station think every generic PLA is the "same" regardless of the slot or what it actually is.

 

Is there any way to select more than just material type for each channel? 

 

E.g. I have inserted into the MS.

 

  1. UM CPE
  2. Generic Yellow PLA (You can only select "Generic PLA")
  3. Generic White PLA (You can only select "Generic PLA")
  4. UM Tough PLA Green
  5. UM Nylon
  6. UM PVA

 

But CURA will list 

 

  1. CPE, Generic PLA, Tough PLA Green, Nylon
  2. PVA

 

Thanks!

Edited by Sassw

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Posted · Material station and generic materials

Hello You can create your own material profiles based on existing ones:

My Cura is in french but it the settings of Cura you should have a "material" tab. There you select the generic profile of the material you want ant the you clic "create" it wil copy this generic profile and you are able to choose color and so on for this personalised profile.

 

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It's a bit of work at the beginning but once you have made the needed profiles it's ok.

 

Hope this helps!

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Posted · Material station and generic materials

Hi,

 

I already have the profiles for the generic materials (A true generic yellow PLA and filamentive rPLA white) - how do I send these to the material station for selection?

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Posted · Material station and generic materials
23 hours ago, Sassw said:

Hi,

 

I already have the profiles for the generic materials (A true generic yellow PLA and filamentive rPLA white) - how do I send these to the material station for selection?

Not sure if this would work, but where you enter the type of filament, maybe call it like PLA Blue, PLA Yellow in the filament types?

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Posted · Material station and generic materials

For now, you can't. We're still very early days with the Material Station so that might change down the line.  The station will pick the material that was loaded first if it needs to pick between two generic ones.

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Posted · Material station and generic materials

Top priority for material alliance filaments!!

 

Can it be loaded via S5 REST interface to upload .fdm_material types?

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Posted (edited) · Material station and generic materials

Today I used the REST API to upload custom GUID and existing updated GUID profiles to achieve generic PLA colours in the material station, for now they have to be defined as new "types" of filament, not just a colour, but it works well with the generic PLA xml settings.

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