29 Jun '13, 12am

Useful 3D printing -sewing machine jigs & fixtures

Overly belabored introduction dispensed with, the sewing contractor I visited yesterday, creates 3D printed prototypical jigs to hold a workpiece at the machine (larger photo of the above ). Once the jig/fixture has proven itself (iterations are color coded), a permanent jig is made in metal. I have never known a contractor who could make such pretty* jigs. It is truly impressive. Jig and fixture making (beyond the following paragraph) isn’t something one expects from a sewing contractor but this company has full bore machine shop. Usually if you need an attachment made, you have to send back east for it, pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars and then hope the thing is what you need. Before I forget, it is the customer who is expected to pay for this machining under typical circumstances unless you’re making thousands upon thousands of items. To the same ends, it likewi...

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