Filtracker is a revolutionary plugin for Octoprint that helps users track filament usage and manage 3D printer material settings. The plugin reduces user error associated with improper settings management and provides UI and text alerts to prevent filament runout before it occurs. The pre-processing workflow is streamlined by automatically slicing and printing STL files with the proper settings for the material that is currently loaded on the printer. The dreaded task of searching for the right profile or manually importing data into a slicer is eliminated with Filtracker. This workflow is further optimized by tracking print success rates network-wide and fine-tuning material profile settings based on real data.
Filtracker works by simply scanning a QR code located on the loaded material spool. The code is scanned with the same camera used for streaming video prints, which means that most Octoprint users can integrate Filtracker into their workflow without purchasing any additional hardware. Filtracker scales seamlessly and can be deployed for just a single printer all the way up through an FDM factory floor with hundreds of printers.