You Can Now 3D Print A Fully Functional Speaker

You Can Now 3D Print A Fully Functional Speaker



Because plastic is used for the speaker cone — which is heavier than the paper-like materials traditionally used — the speaker doesn’t exactly sound amazing, but as a proof of concept it’s an awesome accomplishment. A silver ink was used to create all of the speaker’s wiring and its coil, while an extrudable material that included strontium ferrite was used to 3D print the magnet. Once completed, a small bit of assembly was all that was needed to bring the speaker to life, and while Bang & Olufsen has nothing to worry about yet, mankind has just inched a bit closer to realising Star Trek’s replicators. [designboom]