expose 3D printed desktop speakers by simon ellison
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jul 03, 2013
expose 3D printed desktop speakers by simon ellison


‘expose’ 3D printed desktop speakers by simon ellison
all images courtesy simon ellison

 

 

new zealander designer simon ellison has utilized multi material 3D printing methods to bring forth the idea of a new manufacturing technique into the realm of speaker drivers. with this, the additive combination-material print process results as a solid construction, allowing for complex and structurally intricate details. working together with an audio engineer, the speaker is conceived to push the boundaries of traditional hi-fi sound design, exploring the ratios of digital material production.

 

taking just over nine hours to print and three hours to clean, the driver assembly was put together with the coil and magnet of a traditional driver, and wired to allow capabilities for a mono speaker. the complete component construction fits within a glass housing, fully equipped with an RCA terminal.

 

 

3D printed desktop speakers with a glass housing

 

 

the glass housing allows the driver to be seen unlike traditional speaker shells

 

 


the front of the driver was designed to resemble a traditional speaker with the clear material allowing a view to the details behind

 

 

the wiring was designed to flow with the overall elements of the speaker

 

 

the speaker is great for beside the bed or with another could be an interesting desktop setup

 

 

the black magnet sits inside the copper coil and allows the cone to resonate producing the sound

 

 

the connex 500 allows for multi and digital material printing

 

 

the speaker finalized from the connex 500 print bed

 

 

exploded view – component details

 

 

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