Maxime Loiseau has unveiled a prototype pair of 3D printed headphones that include 3D printed electronics, removing the need for any separate wiring or an injection moulding processes during manufacture.
The new headphones are constructed using a new roll to roll manufacturing process allowing the design of the Bluetooth headphones to be very lightweight and ultra thin.
The manufacturing process requires just ate parts rather than the more traditional 40 to 50 individual components that are required to construct a more traditional pair of headphones. Maxime Loiseau the creator of the 3D printed headphones explains :
The purpose here is to offer a reflection about producing electronic devices in a smarter way. The more materials are advanced, the more they are paradoxically easy to work.
Through one production process, we can then use less process, less material, energy and pieces. At the same time, I tried to use the possibilities of the process to create an aesthetic result from it…with no superfluous parts.
Watch the video below to see the manufacturing process in operation, that also includes a lithium-ion battery, that is also 3D printed into the design. The unique headphones were unveiled at Wanted Design as part of the ENSCI- Diplorama+ exhibition during New York Design Week 2015.
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