Additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) is a process that selectively deposits materials, typically in layers, to fabricate three dimensional objects. It has found application in acoustics for its ability to create new materials and structures that would be difficult or impossible to build with conventional, subtractive manufacturing processes. Recent advances have enabled the application of additive manufacturing to electroacoustic transducer fabrication. This paper summarizes the special session “Additive Manufacturing of Acoustic Transducers” that took place at the 184th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Chicago, IL on May 10, 2023.

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