Rename Printer


#1

The ability to rename the printer to something more appropriate. (Form 2)


#2

The name is the serial number & Unique ID. If you were to change it, you’d loose that, and FormLabs would not be able to provide support.


#3

Well that is very unfortunate for me. Anyone else have a ridiculous and unprofessional name for their printer? “HumorousPig” is not what I would have chosen! I’m very upset and my OCD isn’t helping. If Formlabs can do anything about this I would be very gratefull.


#4

I would like to see a user defined description. Leave the serial number alone but allow the user to create their own name to show in the dashboard or any paperwork. This way you could have “CompanyName 1” for your printer but still retain the serial number for tracking/warranty with Formlabs.


#5

Printer names/serial numbers are combination of one randomly selected adjective and one randomly selected animal name. I can understand that you think it is unprofessional but I think Formlabs thought it was a fun way to do serial numbers. Plus, they thought you could print/design yourself a printer mascot, which I think is a fun idea.


#6

@Joestefano Just be glad you don’t have this guy’s printer!

And just to reiterate, you cannot change printer names.

  • Kevin

#7

Joe,
I’m sure quite a few people have suggested a change for those “serialnames”. I also see that a machine like that can become something “personal” and a more suitable, personal name would be desired.

You’ll have 3 types of people; those who hate the serialnames, those who find them funny (I assume some people of Formlabs belong to that category) and those who don’t care or get used to it.

I’ve had altogether 4
Formlabs Machines:

GracefulBoar

CharmingInfant

RoyalEchidna

WryBear.

The positive aspect of those serialnames is not having endless number and letter combos but 2 actual words, which are easier to remember.
And just like Aaron here says - maybe Formlabs can have a set of serialnames one can choose from before ordering or during order process. While specific requests might be a bit tricky as people will start having all kinds of requests and sometimes those names might already be taken just by chance. This would be like those vanity license plates.

I personally am not much of a friend of those serialnames either but in the end much more important is that the machine does perform as it is claimed it does.


#8

This is definitely funny and also a great idea IMO as it allows for easy sharing of the “SN”. Completely agree with that.

There’s just no reason why we should not be able to rename the printer in the dashboard is all.


#9

Okay…so you’re telling me ‘nutley’ is supposed to be some sort of animal name? Exactly what would a nutley mascot look like??

Even while typing this text, the editor keeps marking ‘nutley’ in red as a misspelled word! Autocorrect keeps changing it to ‘nuttily.’ Seriously, what the heck is a nutley supposed to be?


#10

I have AromaticPony :confounded:


#11

I won’t lie, I am stumped on that one. If you Google it or try to find a definition it will only give you the town in New Jersey. Sorry man, unless someone at Formlabs is from the “glorious” town of Nutley, New Jersey, I have no idea where they got that one.


#12

To be fair, this is the first ever device S/N I remember off the top of my head, and I will probably never forget it for the rest of my days. Glory to ExcellentDoge!


#13

please for the love of god let me never see my serial number again.


#14

mine is pretty cool future Reindeer