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Dutch designers use sound to detail 3D printed ceramics

Solid Vibrations

is a collaboration between Ricky van Broekhoven and Olivier van Herpt. Ricky specializes in sound design. His projects are often landscapes of noise that live briefly in the mind. To combine the temporal sound driven nature of his work with 3D Printing would let noisescapes become things. A moment in time, a song a sound, they can now become objects that encapsulate the moment forever. Vibrations turned into shapes by the 3D Printer. A specially constructed speaker rig mounted below the build platform produces very low sound. has now ventured into a new realm, as he has combined both sound and ceramic 3D printing in his latest project called Solid Vibrations.

Moiré pattern 3D printImage: Ralph Roelse

After experimenting with sound and 3D printing technology, van Herpt and van Broekhoven found fascinating results after mounting a speaker beneath a ceramic 3D printer platform. As they played varying sounds and low frequency beats from the speakers, the vibrations emitted from them moved and altered the pattern produced by the 3D printer, regardless of the 3D printed file being executed.

3D Printing Vibrations

Image: Olivier van Herpt

Ceramic 3D Printer sound

Image: Olivier van Herpt