We have featured many 3D printed creations here on Geeky Gadgets but none that have offered a ultra high-end 3D printed CD player, such as the one created by a group of developers, friends, and inventors at Botz&Us.
The team of developers and designers has created what is thought to be the very first 3D printed CD player, that also offers high-end playback as well. The team is lead by “Andrei the maker” who explains :
“I have been building speakers for about 12 years now, so I was always very passionate about audio, music and building/modifying audio equipment – a strong hearted audiophile,” Andrei tells 3DPrint.com. “One of my friends makes these amazing audio kits — amplifiers, volume controllers, cd-players etc., and they are very very high end kits – we are talking equipment that costs £300-£500 in kit form and will match anything over £1500-£2000 – just to set the scene.”
“The point is that with 3D printing you can do some fancy stuff for vibration damping, combine different materials and create composite structures with pockets, etc., to get very interesting damping and response,”-“Now with a normal nozzle, say 0.4mm, this would take hours — about 11 hours just for the base and side walls,” Andrei explains. “In total it would take more than 32 hours on a generic setup. This is where E3D comes into [play though]. It is one truly amazing nozzle and the prints it makes are absolutely amazing — very strong and very fast. The whole unit now takes about 6 hours for all parts needed to print.”
For more information on the new 3D printed CD player jump over to the Botz&Us website for details.