The team's Apoorva Kiran sets off one of the Fab@Home printers
After printing the plastic housing, the Fab@Home printer 3D prints the speaker's magnet
The Fab@Home prints the silver ink coil
The 3D-printed loudspeaker throws out audio from a digital player
A research team from Cornell University's Creative Machines Lab has managed to 3D print the cone, coil and magnet of a loudspeaker
Though this project involved two printers and a bit of manual assembly, the team points to a future where active integrated systems can be printed at home
Rather than buy a replacement part from a local hardware store, 3D printing offers up the opportunity to produce what you need at home, when you need it. But what if you have to replace a whole unit? If a project from Cornell University's Creative Machines Lab is any indication, such things may soon be possible. A research team has managed to 3D print the cone, coil and magnet of a loudspeaker, and then use it to throw out sounds from a digital audio player.
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