Adding printing fillament into firmware

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Posted Oct 11, 2017 - 2:54 PM  

Hi, we would like to use ultimaker pp and TPU 95A filaments with our ultimaker 2+, however this products don't appear in the printer firmware. How can we add them? regards, Asty

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Posted Oct 12, 2017 - 2:11 AM

Hi you can find the explanation here:

https://ultimaker.com/...ials-ultimaker2-plus

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Posted Oct 15, 2017 - 5:27 AM • Edited 5:28 AM

err so after a year of owning my Ultimaker I did not realise this, I thought the material settings were in the Gcode, I do not normally have problems printing but this would explain some issues I had when changing to exotic materials....

I think that this highlights that this "hobby" will remain exactly that until it becomes more consumer friendly (and by consumer I mean non tech-savvy). I do not have the time or inclination to sit on forums in order to know everything about Gcode and manual settings etc, I just want to design something and print it for functional items. I would say more than half the items I design end up printing well and being used, 25% are concepts and there are always a couple of failures, the latest being Brassfill and I am thinking that may be because of the material settings now

I honestly didn't know that after you put the material settings into Cura you need to export/import it to the printer, even if that is the case I would expect that to happen when you plug the computer into the printer for an update??

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Posted Oct 15, 2017 - 5:33 AM • Edited 8:41 AM

and I just tried to follow the instructions from the link above, this kind of thing frustrates the hell out of me, I have say 8 custom materials in Cura, it has an export option, it exports in xml not text, so I cannot even copy-cut&paste into the Material.txt file....

what is the point of the export function in cura?

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