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Thickness Test

To run the test:

  1. On the list on the left side of the page, click Thickness. The following screen is displayed.

    Thickness test

  2. Type the sample width into Enter fabric width. (The default is 5 cm.)

  3. Remove any sample fabric from the machine.

  4. Ensure that the:

    1. Fixed (or stationary) clamp is closed

    2. Movable clamp is open.

  5. Click Start. The movable clamp moves into place.

  6. Attach the thickness extension to the movable clamp using the holes in the thickness extension as a guide. The extension is fixed by a magnet. The longer side of the thickness extension should be closer to the fixed clamp.

    • Thickness extension

      Thickness extension

    • Thickness extension in place

      Thickness extension in place

      Thickness extension in place

  7. Position the fabric sample on the FAB according to these instructions.

  8. Click Start.

    Thickness test

    The test is complete when two blue ticks are displayed on the right side of the page.

    Test complete

  9. Remove the fabric sample.

  10. Remove the thickness extension.

  11. Click Next.

Positioning the Fabric for the Thickness Test

To position the fabric:

  1. Open the clip on the thickness extension and insert the fabric sample so it drapes down the thickness extension to almost touch the base plate. Then, close the clip on the thickness extension.

    Opening the clamp on the thickness extension

    Sample in place

  2. Drape the extra part of the fabric sample behind and on the thickness extension so that it does not touch the base plate.

    Sample in place

    The following image is a side view of how the fabric should be positioned.

    Side view of thickness test positioning

    1: Base plate. 2: Fixed clamp. 3: Movable clamp. 4: Thickness extension. 5: Fabric sample.

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