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Posted · Brand new Ultimaker material with blank RFIDs

I really wish there was a way to use something like the Ultimaker Android app to rewrite a bad or missing RFIDs. I got new material and every single spool has a blank RFID. I don't know if it's just getting reset in the mail or they never got written in the factory but now I am taking RFIDs off empty spools to make them print.


This is becoming more common and is now pretty much a regular occurance. Now is it the FBI scanning all my mail because they hate my politics or is it just my bad luck, dunno.


The best solution is to give the app the ability to rewrite the missing or reset RFID. Right now I am using an old ABS Black RFID on my new blue spools and the amount left is just a question mark. Worse is since I only have one ABS RFID I can't have it switch automatically to the next spool.

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    Posted · Brand new Ultimaker material with blank RFIDs

    What version of the firmware is on your printer? If you update to the latest, you can actually tell the printer that a roll is ABS Blue, ABS Black, any of the Ultimaker materials you want (rather than just ABS generic), regardless of the tag (so that you can go ahead and print with multiple spools if you need to).

    Do you have multiple spools that are missing NFC data or just one? 

    The filament "battery indicator" won't have any impact in printing; even if it thinks there's not filament left on the roll, that's not going to translate to telling the printer not to print. It will only stop printing for you if it's not sensing filament at one of the expected locations (prefeeder, decoupler, S5 feeder) where there are sensors.

    So good news, you can keep printing. Bad news is, you're right, this shouldn't happen and it did. I'm going to send you a direct message so we can get some information over to the support team for you.

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