Additive manufacturing

The medical and mechanical engineering sectors are increasingly adopting additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. This manufacturing process also opens up new possibilities for noise reduction, as it offers unrivalled design freedom, simple tailor-made development, intrinsic multi-functionality and short iteration cycles.

High production flexibility and efficient development

3D printed Penseur of Rodin
3D printed Penseur of Rodin

Freer design for new acoustic solutions

3D printing enables precise control of the shape and pore size of porous materials, and thus of their intrinsic acoustic properties. It also simplifies the design and manufacture of acoustic materials and metamaterials with complex geometries. For example, we can manufacture materials for sound absorption with a folded internal structure. The greater the folding, the better the material's ability to absorb low-frequency sound. We can also simultaneously manufacture several acoustic elements tuned to different frequencies, thus adapting the system's effective frequency range.

Tailor-made development for optimal performance

Using 3D printing, we create tailor made acoustic solutions based on your needs. We design materials, components and products from scratch and optimize them according to the desired properties : sound absorption, insulation, specific frequency range... This level of customization, combined with design freedom, enables us to provide acoustic solutions optimized to meet unique needs.

A wide choice of raw materials for multifunctional acoustic solutions

In most cases, the raw material used to 3D print a solution does not determine its acoustic properties, even if the solution is composed of porous materials. This allows the raw material to be chosen according to the functional attributes required: mechanical or thermal properties, UV resistance, fire resistance, chemical resistance... This is how acoustic solutions become multifunctional.

Rapid prototyping for agile development

Design changes can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively, enabling products to be optimized and refined efficiently. This flexibility accelerates development cycles, reduces time-to-market, and enables more effective exploration of concept variants.