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Posted · Custom Material with Ultimaker S3


as i read in several threads, the custom material selection via Cura (4.5) and Ultimaker S3 / S5 is

still not working in an predictable way. Some user say that it is possible to transfer a

material profile from Cura (after restart) to the Ultimaker which is connected in the Wifi-network,

others are using python scriptings and GUID/XML magic.

I wonder why it is so difficult to solve this issue with an open material printer like the Ultimaker S3 (S5).


I'm using Cura 4.5, Ultimaker S3 and want to use the Ultrafuse Z PCTG material. 

My temporary solution is to load the material with the CPE+ setting on the Ultimaker panel and

to duplicate/overwrite a generic CPE+ profile with the PCTG settings in Cura which is a bit weird for me.

Is this still an open issue in Cura which will be fixed soon ?

Thanks for the great work in this complex project...





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    Posted · Custom Material with Ultimaker S3

    Ok this did not work for me...


    "NOTE: you can import these profiles into Cura and Cura will send the materials to Ultimaker S5 on the next restart of Cura."


    This is not happening for me either. Is this a problem with the S3?

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    Posted · Custom Material with Ultimaker S3

    Ughhh... user error... the material did not have a S3 compatible profile, which is why the printer was not accepting the material profile....


    A bit of a more descriptive error would have been nice?

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    Posted · Custom Material with Ultimaker S3

    It worked for me with the S3 when Colorfabb updated their profiles on the marketplace. 

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