CNC Milled Copper and Alumnium Earbuds Enclosure Prototype

CNC Milled Copper and Alumnium Earbuds Enclosure Prototype

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Process 3D Print, Support Removal, Post Curing, CNC
Material Resin, Metal
Quantity 2 pcs
Price Range $1-100
Lead Time 5 workdays

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About Project

At FacFox, we empower your vision for innovative wireless earbuds with our cutting-edge prototyping techniques. This image showcases a prototype of unique wireless earbuds, not your standard Airpod design, created using a combination of CNC milling and 3D printing.

• The earbuds themselves are CNC milled from aluminum alloy for a premium feel and lightweight construction.

• Internal components are secured within a precisely 3D-printed housing, crafted from black resin for a sleek aesthetic. 

We've left the machining marks visible as the client has no high requirements of appearance for the prototypes. Even with these marks, the earbuds function perfectly, showcasing a seamless fit and exceptional build quality.

CNC milling and 3D printing provide unparalleled versatility for wireless earbud prototyping. CNC milling meticulously sculpts intricate details from metal, while 3D printing builds complex shapes based on your digital design.

Our team of experts at FacFox will collaborate with you to select the ideal prototyping methods for your project. With our vast array of materials and finishes, you can create prototypes that closely resemble the final product in both form and function.

Looking for a premier prototyping partner to bring your wireless earbud vision to reality?

Contact FacFox today! We'd be thrilled to discuss your project in detail and showcase how our CNC milling and 3D printing expertise can accelerate your product development.

Benefits of FacFox's CNC Milling and 3D Printing for Wireless Earbud Prototyping:

• Unmatched Precision: Achieve tolerances as low as ±0.005 mm for exceptional detail and functionality.

• Material Versatility: We offer a comprehensive selection of materials for CNC milling and 3D printing, allowing you to explore various options for weight, durability, and aesthetics.

• Rapid Prototyping: Our efficient processes enable us to complete prototypes within a short timeframe.

• Cost-Effective Solutions: CNC milling and 3D printing offer budget-friendly options for prototyping your wireless earbuds.

Reach out to FacFox today via info@facfox.com and unlock the potential of CNC milling and 3D printing for your next wireless earbud project!

Solution

  • Step 1: Design & CAD Modeling: Begin with a detailed design of the earbuds enclosure, specifying dimensions, tolerances, and aesthetics. Use CAD software to create precise 3D models of each component.
  • Step 2: Material Selection: Choose suitable materials and techniques for each part:
    • Bottom housing: Black resin for LCD 3D printing.
    • PCB holder: Aluminum alloy for CNC milling.
    • Seal ring: Copper for CNC milling.
  • Step 3: LCD 3D Printing of Bottom Housing:
    • Prepare the 3D printer with black resin.
    • Print the bottom housing using LCD technology, ensuring high precision to maintain the integrity of the design.
    • Remove the part from the printer and clean off any excess resin.
  • Step 4: CNC Milling of PCB Holder and Seal Ring:
    • Set up the CNC machine with the appropriate milling tools for aluminum and copper.
    • Load the aluminum alloy and copper blocks into the machine.
    • Mill the PCB holder from aluminum alloy and the seal ring from copper, following the CAD design closely.
  • Step 5: Post-Processing:
    • Inspect the 3D-printed bottom housing for any supporting structure marks that need to be addressed.
    • Check the CNC milled parts for sanding marks and ensure they meet the design specifications.
    • Assemble the parts to verify fit and precision.