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3D Printed Musical Instruments: When Customization Meets Creativity

Posted By Sculpteo on Apr 13, 2012 | 1 comment

Olaf Diegel is a design engineer passionate about 3D printing and a professor of mechatronics at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. He created the Atom Guitar, a 3D printed Les Paul style guitar made with Selective Laser Sintering process using 3D Systems technologies.

First prototypes are beeing assembled now that the design is finalized.

The CAD file rendered this way:

Credit Pictures: Olaf Diegel

Maybe this project remains you of the 3D printed Stradivarius violin using EOS 3D printers:

Credit photos: Nate Lanxon, via Wired UK

The 3D printed flute designed by MIT researcher Amit Zoran using Objet Connex500 3D printer:

or his conceptual project, the imaginary multi-pipes trumpet:

Credit photos: Amit Zoran, via CreateDigitalMusic

Thanks to 3D printing, creativity and personalization are enabling wide new opportunities for music, sound and art experimentations. Good times to test out new sounds with Sculpteo!

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