An update on how things are going WRT UFID at E3D:
Some of our filament now goes out with a sticker on it containing plaintext print settings as well as the UFID barcode.
Technically the system works well, however we have the problem that collecting good data that we are happy to put on the side of our spools is proving to be a fairly time-consuming task, and because we are growing our filament range quickly it is also relentless!
To combat this I have started to write a very basic website that will allow users to submit filaments and their physical properties to our database. This covers things that cannot (or at least should not..) be disputed, like colour, filament diameter, max temp, tg, etc..
Then within each filament "printing profiles' can be uploaded (covering printing temperatures, etc..) - these may vary for different applications and can be up-voted/down-voted.
The intention is then to seed this database with our filaments and ask those that we sell to to submit settings they found to be optimal.
The initial outlay of effort for this from my side is quite high though, and we have been very busy making improvements on v6 so it has taken a bit of back-burner, but over the next few weeks I hope to make some tracks into it - especially if +Ewan Jones
can help out! :)
If well implemented, I feel it could be a useful tool for the wider community.