IMPORTANT NOTE ON COMPATIBILITY
Automatic material detection with this filament will only work when used with the Ultimaker 3, Ultimaker S3, or Ultimaker S5 series printers.
The new Ultimaker NFC 2.85 mm filament is 100% compatible with Ultimaker 2+, Ultimaker 2 Extended+, Ultimaker 2 Go and the Ultimaker Original+ Kit. The previous generation of non-NFC Ultimaker filament is 100% compatible with the Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker S5.
The difference is that you will only get the benefit of automatic material detection when using the Ultimaker NFC 2.85 mm filament exclusively with the Ultimaker 3 or Ultimaker S5 series printers.
The Next Generation of Ultimaker's High-end Materials
The Ultimaker 3, Ultimaker S3 and Ultimaker S5 series printers offer a carefully designed integration between materials, hardware and software. These printers are able to detect what type of filament is loaded by using Near Field Communication. Also, the newest version of Cura comes with specially optimized profiles that synchronize with the filament. Each profile is the result of Ultimaker's extensive testing to find the best possible settings. Simply put: you can start producing high-quality 3D prints immediately.
Easy-to-Use, Remarkable Quality, & Good to Mother Earth
Ultimaker PLA possesses the relative durability of PLA. Finished print surfaces will have a shiny finish. Novices will appreciate Ultimaker PLA's ease-of-use in getting started with 3D printing. Advanced users will keep coming back to it for high-quality prints. And because it's a PLA, it's plant-based, non-toxic and biodegradable.
While it's possible to manually configure 3D printers for usage of this filament, the very best results will come from using the new, built-in profiles with the latest version of Cura.