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Professional => Concept, design, and engineering => Topic started by: @less@ndro on December 02, 2018, 01:57:45 AM

Title: 3d printed foot
Post by: @less@ndro on December 02, 2018, 01:57:45 AM
Hey guys, I'm experimenting with 3d printing and i thought that it would be a nice idea to make some custom 3d printed foots and attachments.

I designed this one yesterday, it is just a copy of the metal one.

(https://i.imgur.com/AF3uigTl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rTMdwZnl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/A7QwLdtl.jpg)

Right now it's not working really well and I'm trying to figure out why it's making my stitches shorter than with the metal one.

I think that this could be a very interesting field where to make researches.

Let me know what do you think.

Thanks,
Ale
Title: Re: 3d printed foot
Post by: SARK9 on December 02, 2018, 09:44:15 AM
Cool idea! The outer foot should only trap the fabric in place between the stitching actions of the needle feed and lower feed dogs...if your stitch has shortened, it may be because the lifting of your new foot is a bit late and it has locked the fabric in place slightly during the stitch movement. There is considerable variation in the aftermarket copies I'm familiar with for the similar 111W style of feet, and they sometimes need to have the foot lift timing adjusted slightly. Yours may be a tiny bit long. Its an easy adjustment on the 111W or Juki563 type machines, but I don't have a Pfaff to check on.

-DC
Title: Re: 3d printed foot
Post by: frozen-stitches on December 04, 2018, 06:08:07 AM
Really cool.
Title: Re: 3d printed foot
Post by: SunriseTacticalGear on December 06, 2018, 06:34:30 PM
Great idea!
I assume that you’re dimensioned for height are the same.
I wonder if the foot has too much flex, you may have to build up the dimensions to see if that helps.
Scott