How to print with the new Tough PLA colors?

Your printer may not have received the newest firmware updates yet that enable the new Tough PLA colors blue, yellow and gray. Still, it is perfectly possible to print with those colors, by following the instructions below.

If your machine is using RFID tags to automatically detect the Ultimaker filament (Ultimaker 3, Ultimaker S3, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle), then the printer will display that the material is not recognized and you need to manually select the material loaded.

All S-line printers will receive a firmware update with these new colors of Tough PLA pre-loaded in Summer 2022. Ultimaker 2+ Connect with firmware version 1.5.2 and up have the new colors of Tough PLA pre-loaded. Ultimaker 3 will follow later.

 

Method 1: Select Generic Tough PLA

When loading the filament on the printer, select material type Generic - Tough PLA on the menu. The color is disregarded when starting the print. Make sure you have selected Generic Tough PLA in Ultimaker Cura when slicing, so the print will start.

 

Method 2: Select Ultimaker Tough PLA - another color on the printer

When loading the filament on the printer, select any color of the material Ultimaker - Tough PLA. Ensure that you also select the same color in Ultimaker Cura when slicing your print. Make sure you select that specific Ultimaker Tough PLA color in Ultimaker Cura when slicing so the print will start.

 

Caution: When using the Material Station and your filament runs out, the print will be continued with the color that's assigned in the firmware.

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