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3D Printed Speaker Cabinet Delivers Big Sound in a Small Footprint

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Node Audio’s Hylixa high-fidelity speaker takes advantage of selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing to achieve a compact construction with an uncompromised sound range.
#composites #polymer

Consumer Goods

Hi-Fi 3D Printed Speaker Cabinet: The Cool Parts Show #29

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The Hylixa high-fidelity speaker has an internal geometry and footprint designed for optimal sound that could only be realized through 3D printing. How Node Audio developed and produces this product.
#video #composites #coolparts

Consumer Goods

More Than Meets the Eye to Cobra’s 3D Printed Putter

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Cobra Golf drew attention in November 2020 with the launch of a limited-edition putter with metal 3D printed head. What this club says about product development, reshoring manufacturing and the future of consumer goods.
#metal

Consumer Goods

Angled Makes It Possible for Anyone to Launch a 3D Printed Product

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The online store utilizes open capacity at its sister 3D printer farms for on-demand production with no startup costs, allowing designers to sell physical products as easily as digital ones.
#supplychain #polymer

Production

Gantri’s 3D Printed Luxury Lighting Brings Designers Closer to Consumers

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The San Francisco startup is changing designer lighting with a designer-forward online marketplace and just-in-time delivery enabled by 3D printing.
#polymer

Production

What Do These Flip Flops Say About Manufacturing's Future?: The Cool Parts Show S3E5

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

These 3D printed flip-flops are an example of mass customization, but they also hint at manufacturing's more sustainable, circular future. Find out why in this episode of The Cool Parts Show. 
#coolparts #polymer #sustainability

Consumer Goods

How 3D Printing Changes Products in the Circular Economy (Video #4)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

3D printing makes possible new and different consumer goods, but also changes the buyer's relationship to those goods. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 
#sustainability #video

Production

Retraction Footwear Is the Sustainable Manufacturing Business of the Future

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Retraction Footwear offers a new way of buying flip-flops that are made to suit each customer. But the company also represents a new way of thinking about production, in a circular economy loop that encompasses material, design, manufacturing, product and end-of-life.
#sustainability #polymer

Consumer Goods

Parametric Design and 3D Printing Deliver Custom, Sustainably Manufactured Furniture

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

Model No. operates at the intersection of technology and design. Its custom furniture is made on demand through a combination of proprietary large-format 3D printers, sustainable materials and a sleek online storefront.
#polymer #sustainability

Consumer Goods

Shoe Manufacturing at Flowbuilt Is Reshored and Reimagined

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The shoe store of the future is more like a digitized tailor’s shop than a warehouse. Flowbuilt Manufacturing is the flexible contract manufacturer that can serve this vision, using both 3D printing and injection molding.
#polymer #moldmaking