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Engineers produce first 3D printed consumer electronic

Cornell University researchers have 3D printed a working loudspeaker, integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts, and ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer.

 

Source: Cornell University

This electronic device was 3D printed at Cornell's Creative Machines Lab

 

The loudspeaker is a project led by Apoorva Kiran and Robert MacCurdy, graduate students in mechanical engineering, who work with Hod Lipson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and 3D printing innovator.


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  • Anybody know what kind of power this speaker has? Also, I wonder how this performs over a bit of time with regard to the materials staying together under the vibrations of a speaker.
    A very interesting project though.

    Si

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  • Consumer products are ready to be sold;
    ie as is, complete, functional, electronic -
    only adding batteries or connecting plug
    required. The speaker is an electronic component, And while neat, clever, maybe even wonderful, its a part and not a product.

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