Manufacturing custom ear molds with 3D printing has revolutionized the audiology space. Digital manufacturing provides greater control and accuracy compared to traditional mold production, significantly reducing the number of errors and remakes, but accessibility to the technology has been largely limited to a handful of large ear mold laboratories.
Today, affordable desktop stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing enables businesses of any size to embrace the benefits of a digital workflow and 3D printing custom ear molds. In partnership with The Listening Stack, an ear mold lab and hearing aid center in California, this white paper outlines the process for affordably producing custom silicone ear molds using a Formlabs SLA 3D printer.
Read now to learn:
- The benefits of a digital manufacturing workflow for custom ear molds for applications like hearing aids, hearing protection, and ear plugs.
- The step-by-step process of making custom silicone ear molds using a Formlabs printer and Formlabs’ Standard Clear Resin.
- How in-house SLA 3D printing enabled The Listening Stack to achieve a 40 percent reduction in remakes.