An unparalleled wireless headphone experience with the Snug Earmold
From hearing healthcare roots to custom wearables
With their headquarters in the Berchtesgadener Land, directly on the edge of the Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany, Bachmaier are the developers, manufacturers and service providers for customised ear-related products.
Providing quality craftsmanship, advanced technology and a great company approach to problem solving, Bachmaier are specialists in creating extraordinary listening experiences. A quality-conscious family business that places just as much value on independence and sustainability as on a perfect working atmosphere.
Bachmaier introduced a fully digital manufacturing processes back in 2006 and like much of the hearing sector have not looked back. Today the company is pushing boundaries and lowering the bar of accessibility with their new range of Snug Earmolds, designed to provide a custom interface to the well-known Apple Airpod.
Bachmaier understood that to enter the custom wearables sector they must be able to manufacture the Snug Earmold cost effectively. To do this Bachmaier needed to bypass some traditional processing steps. The main one is injectable silicone into a 3D printed mould. Could they 3D print directly in a flexible material? They found the desired material properties with a material from Henkel – Loctite 3D 3843. Adopting a direct-to-print process saved Bachmaier time, cost and provided an avenue to manufacture a fully customised wearable at an affordable price-point.
The Snug Earmold manufacturing process starts with a scan of the customer’s ear or impression. The raw 3D scan data is transformed into a fully customised design which is then 3D printed on the Asiga PRO 4K80 UV in Loctite 3D 3843.
“The ability to manufacture the Snug Earmold directly on the Asiga printer in this material from Henkel Loctite has been essential to provide the intended interface at an affordable price. Together we have achieved the perfect Snug fit.”
Fabian Kubicke, CEO, Bachmaier
Loctite 3D 3843 is a high impact, flexible material ideal for the rigours of daily life. The material’s mechanical flexibility provides wearable comfort, fit and connectivity with the customer and the Apple Airpod.
Loctite 3D 3843 is compatible with all Asiga 3D printers. Download an optimised material profile from the Asiga Material Library online. It’s a simple as that – Plug & Play!