Printing Records on Wood? Why Not?

Well, because such a record wouldn’t sound very good.  But that doesn’t mean that this sort of thing can’t be art.  Smithsonian.com looks at the experiments people are conducting with music and 3D printing.

On the DIY website Instructables, developer and audiophile Amanda Ghassaei has posted experiments in using 3D printing and laser cutting to create custom records. Her instructable teaches other audiophiles to transform audio files into 33 RPM resin records using a very high resolution 3D printer that creates objects layer by very thin layer.

That’s one way to do it.  So is laser etching.  The record you see above is made of maple.

 

 

Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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