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Posted · S5 Material Station and Ultimaker Premium Materials

Dear S5 Material Station experts,

 

We are having trouble sending the Ultimaker premium materials to the Material Station. In our case we are using the Original Carbon Fiber Composite HTPLA from Proto-pasta. The material profile is provided in the S5 Material premium section. That is important to us, we only want to use materials which have been tested and are supported on the S5. All our S5 machines without material station receive this material without problem. However the material station doesn't take this material profile, so we can't print.

 

Our reseller suggested to use the following workaround:

 

If it is carbon fiber HTPLA, the best way to proceed is to choose the NylonX profile on the Material Station and load the filament, making sure that you are using a CC Print Core 0.6mm.  In Cura, select the NylonX profile, but change the hot end temperature to 220C, the bed temperature to 60C and the filament fan should be turned to 100%.  Retraction should not be adjusted.  Just make sure that it is about 3.5mm to 4.5mm.   Once the slice is completed, you can send the print file via Wi-Fi to the printer.  If so, then make sure to "override" the error notification using the Cura Factory printer monitor SaaS software.  If you export to a USB drive, then you will have to physically "override" the error on the printer's LCD screen.  

 

Is that what everyone is doing here? I hope there is a better way to work with the Material Station and premium materials. 

 

Thank you,

    Merten

 

 

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    Posted · S5 Material Station and Ultimaker Premium Materials

    I don't have a material station so I am just guessing, but the problem is that a material profile needs additional parameters to be compatible with the material station. That's the reason why your Protopasta works in the standalone printer but not with the material station.

     

    3rd party profiles are created and maintained by the vendor and it seems Protopasta has only provided a profile for the S5 without material station.

     

    So as long as Protopasta doesn't update these profiles you have to go with the workaround. But I think when you select on both sides the NylonX there is not need to override it in my opinion, because the printer thinks you print with NylonX just with different temp values.

     

    Maybe you can reach out to Protopasta and tell them about the missing profile.

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    Posted · S5 Material Station and Ultimaker Premium Materials

    Thanks @Smithy, you are describing exactly what the problem is. I am in contact with ProtoPasta and also with Ultimaker. Seems like ProtoPasta didn't have access to a material station when developing this material profile. We removed the material station for now until that's resolved.  Thank you. 

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