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3D printing has made great progress, thanks to the introduction of new technologies that allowed the use of different materials with various physical and chemical characteristics in recent years. Among the many applications of 3D printers, potentially infinite today, we recently also find in the world of sound design.

You can in fact find 3D printers can manufacture ceramic sculptures by very special area: the capture printer vibrations of sound waves, and transfer to ceramics, creating what it's called sound ceramics.

To date there is a project that takes the name of Solid Vibration and is the result of the collaboration of two Dutch artists with a penchant for the new digital manufacturing technologies: the sound designer Ricky van Broekhven and industrial designer Olivier van Herpt. The two have entered a speaker below the print platform; the vibrations of the sounds have changed then the printing pattern preset, giving ceramics a new texture.

The "sound printer" has been used to build new solid physical representations of "noisescapes": so far been used only abstract sounds, but it is said that in the future you will not manufacture objects starting from their favorite songs.

A moment, a song, a sound can now become objects that encapsulate that moment forever.


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