John Kray
Keith and I discussed this a little recently and I wanted to get all your thoughts as well.

Most manufacturers organize material profiles by brand and material name i.e. Poroto Pasta HTPLA, ColorFabb XT, etc. Another option is to have profiles by just plastic type. For example PLA 3100HP, 3260HP, 6100D and 6260D. If we build profiles for most of the commonly used plastic grades, then we do not have to have profiles for 6 different manufacturers versions of PLA 3260HP etc. You just have to know which grade of PLA the PLA you are using is. We can provide a guide telling you which grade popular filaments are like Tough PLA, HTPLA etc. If you are using a more obscure PLA all you have to do is consult it's data sheet or contact the manufacturer to find out what grade it is and then use the appropriate profile. The idea is that this would create fewer profiles so there would be less clutter and it would make it easier for us to support more materials.

Please let me know your thoughts, if this is something you would prefer or if you like the more common brand/material naming method. Also, if you can think of any issues that might arise I'd love to hear about that as well.
John
Found of Hydra Research LLC, developers of the Nautilus 3D printer and providers of 3D printing services.
https://www.hydraresearch3d.com/
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Herb
I agree that organizing profiles by just plastic types makes the most sense. 
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John Kray
After looking into it a little more I'm actually finding it quite difficult to find information on manufacture data sheets regarding the material grade used. Due to the difficulty of finding the info, even if it is possible to acquire, I'm not sure it is the most user-friendly. I think we will continue to use our current organization method for the time being.
John
Found of Hydra Research LLC, developers of the Nautilus 3D printer and providers of 3D printing services.
https://www.hydraresearch3d.com/
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