Custom-Made In-Ear Headphones Created Using 3D Scanning Technology

The audio and infotainment companyHarman teamed up with 3D scanning specialist United Sciences to develop custom-made headphones.

The in-ear phones are created by 3D scanning the wearer’s ears for a perfect fit.

Therefor the eFit 3D scanner developed by United Sciences captures the surface of the ear within a few minutes. The 3D model is then used to 3D print a mold, that will be filled with silicon. Harman uses the MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printers to simultaneously create all the separate parts of the mold.

The whole process takes about an hour and is demonstrated in the following video: