3D Printed Records Provoke New Music Piracy Debate
Amanda Ghassaei of Instructables has converted digital audio files into 33rpm records that play on standard record players.
The music industry has long battled piracy. Napster ushered in an era of illegally downloading music instead of buying it, and now 3D printing looks like it could be set to further disrupt the industry. The 3D printed record industry seems to be maturing, and we previously featured a hacked Fisher Price record player that plays 3D printed records.
While the sound quality is not quite there yet, Amanda Ghassaei of Instructables has converted digital audio files into 3D printed records. Her aim was to explore the current limits of 3D printing technology.