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3D printing vinyl at home? A wet dream of vinyl junkie coming true.

August 7, 2013
Vinyl Factory

3D printing could potentially be (and probably is) one of the biggest breakthroughs in consumer products design. It’s been around for ages but what makes everybody go crazy about it in 2013 is the fact that the first 3D printers for consumers are on the shelves of electronic stores as I write this. There are limitations to consumer 3D printing – as of now the objects are rather small. But that will surely change.

Let’s jump ahead of ourselves and get carried away by an idea every DJ and true music fan would go nuts about – printing vinyl records at home. As it turns out the future is only a few steps away.

A website called Tonedeaf has a report dating back to the end of May 2013 giving insight to the first attempts to 3D print a 12-inch. Sure, the quality is not there yet but it will be there surely. We have to give thumbs up to Amanda Ghassaei who has created a program which converts MP3 file into a 3D model of a 12 inch which can be played on a regular turntable.

Check the video below for sound examples and hit the link to read more technical stuff. Worth it!

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