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Scientists Produce First Consumer-Electronic Device Made Completely by a 3D Printer

Cornell University researchers say they have created the first consumer electronic device—a working loudspeaker—produced entirely by a 3D printer. They made the speaker with a customizable research printer in a university lab, using silver ink to make the conductor and strontium ferrite for the speaker’s magnet. The challenge, the researchers note, was finding materials that could successfully be fabricated together, at the same time since the materials need different temperatures for printing and have different curing times. To demonstrate their speaker, they played a clip from US President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union speech in which he mentioned 3D printing. (United Press International)(Cornell Chronicle)

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