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3D Printing the Noise

Apoorva Kiran and Robert Maccurdy, graduate students of mechanical engineering at Cornell University, in conjunction with Hod Lipson, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, have “created a fully functioning loudspeaker, seamlessly integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts, using only 3D printers.”  This, reported by Design Boom. 

The entire loudspeaker is 3D printed, “it even consists of plastic for the housing, a conductive coil and a magnet.”  As soon as it comes out of the 3D printer, all that is necessary for the printer to work is minimal assembly, and then it can be hooked up to an external device.  “To make it work, the electronic components are made with two customizable 3D printers: a special silver ink extrusion is used for the coil and a viscous blend of strontium ferrite is used for the magnet.”

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