This project was to meet the needs of people who use open source platforms. Therefore we wanted it to involve completely downloadable files which in turn would allow the person to make the radio extremely easily. The Dukta wood bending technique seemed to be the way to forward as it allowed us to achieve different curved shapes even though we were using a flat bed laser-cutter. There is a number of options which allow for the material to be shaped at more acute angles than others. As well as this Dukta acoustic elements achieve equally high sound absorption values across all frequencies as compared to the values that other absorber products reach only in specific areas.
‘Dukta is a novel cutting technique that imparts flexibility to wood and wood-based products. Through the use of precise incisions, the material takes on almost textile-like characteristics and its qualities and areas of application become considerably expanded’