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Material Station with Custom Filament Colors


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Posted · Material Station with Custom Filament Colors

Greetings,

 

I am using some ColorFabb nGen_LUX Filament, and the stuff works great however...

 

The recommendation is to use Eastman Amphora AM3300 for the Filament type. The challenge is that there is only one color "Generic".

 

I tried creating duplicates using Cura, one for each color that I have "Diamond Black" "Regal Violet" "Champagne Gold" however those don't get uploaded to the S5 / Material station so I can't load multiple spools of the ColorFabb nGen_LUX Filament with different colors.   When I try the Material Station just indicates AM3300 Generic.  So if I load multiple there is no way to select the one I want to print with... 

 

Is there a way to upload custom Filament configurations to the Material Station so they can be associated with the spool that is loaded?

 

Thanks so very much for your help. 

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    Posted · Material Station with Custom Filament Colors

    Hello,

     

    You can create a new profile by exporting an existing profile,
    then editing it with a text editor, and importing it again.
    Cura uploads new profiles to the printer when it (Cura) is restarted.
    Make a new material profile for each colour.

    The material name and GUID must be unique or Cura won't upload it to the printer.

     

    Here are two examples (warning: not tested!).
    Sorry I had to zip them, there are restrictions to the types of files I can attach.

    testprofiles.zip

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    Posted · Material Station with Custom Filament Colors

    Thank you. But still... we spent over 10k for this printer and i still have to go through and edit a profile to get it to upload properly, ridiculous. It should be as simple as a copy profile, edit the name and settings and done all within Cura. MAybe that has changed and now you can?

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