Using 3D printing in industrial design is becoming more popular. With the help of 3D printers, it is possible to produce various design ideas in short period of time, and to find the visually best and most appealing solutions, but also to technically test the design, to see how it functions in practice. Using 3D printing methods, it is possible to adjust and improve the design along the way. One of the advantages of using 3D printing is the ability to create not only prototypes of the products, but also manufacture the products in small volumes, as Audiolens has done with their speakers. This come in very handy to clients that request the design of the speakers to be modified to suit their needs.
Janis Irbe, modeling for unique offices and café’s speakers, which allows to listen to music in the highest possible quality, decided to use 3D printing methods, seeing as it could be a solution to many problems which comes with the traditional manufacturing methods. While creating the speakers, the customer chose the design, the materials, shapes, speaker placement, as well as chosen and adjusted the frequencies, in collaboration with Mass Portals experts using Pharaoh printers. Creating blueprints, printing and testing and adjusting the models over a period of 6 months has led to the speaker being the perfect solution between high quality sound and design, which perfectly fits in and even adds to modern interior.