A Non-Obvious 3D Print: Sound

By on October 7th, 2010 in Usage


Andy Berlin, Z Corp engineer extraordinary decided to push the limits of 3D printing by printing something unusual, in an attempt to inspire others to bend their imagination. He managed to convert a sound wave into a spiral ridge, with the sound wave corresponding to peaks and valleys in the shape. That’s right – he printed an LP record!
Well, it isn’t precisely an LP, as the fine detail format of a classic LP is beyond the (current) resolution of the Z Corp printer: 0.01mm. Nevertheless, as you can see from the images Andy successfully printed the “record”. It plays too. And the sound? “Time To Get Ill” by the Beastie Boys.  

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!


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