Amanda Ghassaei is the woman behind the latest technology project we’re featuring. 3D printing is something still coming into its own within the mainstream, but in an effort to explore the limits of 3D printing technology, Ghassaei has created a technique for converting digital audio files into 3D printable records.
Having printed a few prototypes, the records can be played on normal turntables and although low in audio quality, the music is still audibly being replayed. Writing her own program to do the conversion automatically and performing calculations to generate the geometry of a 12′ record and the geometry was eventually exported straight into a 3D printable file format. Printed on an Objet Connex 500 resin printer to a precision of 600dpi with 16 micron z axis resolution, we feel that the rest of the details of this project have probably gone over our heads. However, if you’d like to code your own 3D record (kudos if you do) all details can be found on Amanda’s website, link below.