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Posted (edited) · Relation between Cura and S5 printer material profiles

Hi everyone,


I have been struggeling with 3d party material profiles for the S5 with material station for the past weeks.

One point I'm not quite certain about is the relationship between the material profile on the printer and the one in Cura.



I am wondering in particular about how the material settings are processed regarding the Z-offset?

Do offset settings in the printer and cura profile add up? Is only one used - if so which one and why would I need the printer side profile in the first place?

Do I have to create the initial profile without offset have Cura send it to the printer and then alter the setting afterwards? If that is the case shouldn't Cura update the printer side material?


Oh, I forgot:

Thank you very much for the z-offset Plugin fieldOfView!


Thanks for any hints


Edited by dtose
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    Posted · Relation between Cura and S5 printer material profiles

    The printer doesn't do anything with z-offset settings.

    The printer side profile is primarily for the switching temperature and the like (eg; if you switch between material A & B, to what temperature does it need to heat up and how does it need to do the insert / removal procedure). The rest of the behavior is defined by Cura.

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