Recording 3D printer sounds at IMRC Center

Mechanical Engineering Student Drew Browning carefully observes as a custom 3D printer creates a sample project in the acoustically controlled environment of the Audio Recording and Production Lab at the IMRC Center. As the motors and extruders whir and chirp to life, small measurement microphones capture the sounds of the device for later analysis using a spectrum analyzer. Drew will use the frequency data in these recordings to create parameters for future machine control capabilities.