Mux' universal dampener foot

by mux, published

Mux' universal dampener foot by mux Jun 20, 2013
1 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps




Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag


Thing Statistics

1922Views 370Downloads Found in 3D Printer Accessories


This is a simple bending spring foot that dampens the conducted vibrations from your printer to whatever surface it's standing on. These feet clip onto any M8 threaded or smooth rod. It is extremely effective at decoupling low frequency noise from a surface. The feet have holes for permanent mounting on a surface. Also, as my printer is pretty heavy, these feet are very strong and will easily support a heavy prusa i3 with filament reel on top. The clips are very snug and secure.

In order to dampen higher frequency noise as well, add a little bit of PU insulation material (foam) under the foot as shown in the application image.

The combination of 4 of these feet and the insulation material made that I cannot hear the printer anymore behind a door. Airborne noise is already blocked pretty well by the door, but without the feet, the table it's standing on as well as my floor acted like a sound board. Other spring feet, like vector's feet (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:21855) didn't fit my printer.

The model is designed in CATIA, CATPart file can be downloaded and modified if you wish.


Printing tips: I printed mine with PLA, 0.35mm nozzle, 0.25mm layer height, hexagonal fill 40% on Marlin firmware. Firmware with curve look-ahead (like Marlin) is highly recommended, as the feet derive much of their strength and flexibility from the continuous curve of the perimeters.

More from 3D Printer Accessories

view more

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

3D Print a wide range of designs with Treatstock. Easy to use tools to get the perfect result. The global 3D printing network that connects you with high-quality and fast working print services nea...

App Info Launch App

thanks for making this, I used 4 of them on my makerfarm prusa i3. hope it limits desk vibrations, going to test it soon.

unfortunately attaching these to the M8 threaded rods just made the whole printer jiggle alot. when i have time i might make a remix of this to use with the wood box frame edges

Ah, then your printer has a heavier/faster accelerating platform than this was designed for. This is what the mounting hole(s) are for, you can screw it down to whatever the printer is standing on.

i posted a pic of the one i made. the problem came because the z-steppers on either side were too far from the feet and basically behaved as a teeter-totter when the x-carriage moved left & right. either way, great design, i had fun making them.

Cool. i had my printer hanging from the ceiling one time.. ;)

Nice for transport of the printer in cardboardbox..
add some more of your dampenerfeet in 90° angle.. to all sides.

I like the idea (and think it would work pretty well, especially for a prusa mendel), but it will cost quite a lot of filament with this design. Maybe it's better to use a more economical type of spring clip for packing.