Materialise develops an algorithm to 3D print custom speaker grills that visually represent any song.
Can 3D Printing Be the Technology That Helps Bring Music to the Environmentally-Savvy Consumer?
A resurgence in popularity for vinyl music coincided with the democratization of 3D printing technologies.
Design of the Week: Ambi-Alice, a First Order Ambisonic DIY Microphone
This week’s selection is the Ambi-Alice, a First Order Ambisonic DIY Microphone by Instructables contributor DJJones
Design of the Week: SongBird Turntable
This week’s selection is the 3D printed SongBird turntable by Frame Theory 3D.
3D Printed IKEA Designs Bring Some Magic To Home Sound Systems!
IKEA and Teenage Engineering have come up with a stylish audio and light system collection that can be downloaded and 3D printed!
3D Printing Your Own Voice, Or Someone Else’s
There’s an interesting service called 3DPrintedSound, and it does just that.
Book of the Week: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China
This week’s selection is the highly useful “42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China” by Rosemary Coates.
3D Printed Vocal Rings by EncodeRing
Here’s a fun vertical application of 3D printing: EncodeRing, a physical manifestation of your voice, on demand.
Stratasys Discovers Another Key Use For 3D Printing: Audio
Stratasys described how they partnered with an audio designer to create a new type of speaker using 3D printing, but this could trigger an entirely new set of use cases for the technology.
The Solid Vibration 3D Printing Project
Studio van Broekhoven in Eindhoven has developed a fascinating and simple technique to incorporate sound into 3D prints.
Finally: 3D Printed Personalized Earbuds
OwnPhones will be the first venture to produce custom-fitting 3D printed earbuds.
3D Printed LPs? Yes, But not for the Audiophile
With the resolution of 3D printers increasing every year, the accuracy and detail of prints are now becoming very fine. In fact, a few printers these days are able to produce objects that have a 16 micron resolution. That type of resolution led Amanda Ghassaei, assistant editor at Instructables, to see if she could print… Continue reading 3D Printed LPs? Yes, But not for the Audiophile
More Acoustical Objects
Architectradure reports on yet another experiment with sound making devices produced by 3D printing technology, following up on our recent acoustical post. In this experiment, designer and engineer Amit Zoran has produced a unique guitar by assembling parts designed with software and produced by a 3D printer. Using specialized software, Zoran designed chambers suitable for… Continue reading More Acoustical Objects
Personal Fabbing In Science Fiction
Cory Doctorow, notable science fiction writer and Boing Boing blogger, published a futuristic story last month in Forbes magazine. The story paints an interesting picture of how important personal manufacturing may become – and also how venture capitalists may fail. EscapePod also has an audio version of this story. Via Forbes, EscapePod and Craphound