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Music to Our Ears: Winner of Canada’s 3D Printed Musical Instrument Challenge Announced

We often hear stories of people who need 3D printed prosthetics and assistive devices to play their chosen instrument, be it the cello, the drums, or the piano. And as materials…

Matt Pearson Turns These Gourds into Beautiful Sounding Musical Instrument Thanks to 3D Printing

If you are one of those people who are still wondering just how 3D printers can be used, you need to come out from under that rock you’ve been living…

Autodesk Research Collaborates with Dartmouth College to Design and 3D Print Free-Form Wind Instruments

Like many junior high school students, I opted to choose an instrument to study and play in the school’s musical ensemble, or band, though I had a college professor who…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Guitars and String Instruments

January 2016 has been an especially bloody month in terms of celebrity deaths, and it may go down in history as having the highest famous person body count ever. Nerds…

Inside 3D Printing Mumbai to Feature Concert with 3D Printed Instruments

Each Mecklermedia’s Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo seems to have its own unique brand of excitement, and there is almost always something new to look forward to and read…

Making New Music with 3D Printed Metallophone Instruments

Making New Music with 3D Printed Metallophone Instruments

October 30, 2015

I am a university professor, and I have been guilty of this myself. Taking a subject which is actually a great deal of fun to explore and then, in the…

Mixtrument: A 3D Printable ‘Mixable’ Wind Instrument Designed by a Nuclear Engineer

While 3D printing has been touted for its tremendous advantage over other manufacturing techniques, when it comes customization, not everyone is utilizing the technology to its fullest potential. Over the…

Tangible Instruments Introduces 3D Printed Arpeggiator

Sometimes, the best ideas are those that have time to ripen and develop over time, like a fine wine. Sure the ‘Eureka’ type of vision is flashier and makes better cinema,…

Canadian Rockers, ‘Secret Broadcast’, Record New Single & Video with 3D Printed Instruments

Canadian rockers Secret Broadcast have recorded a video (below) for their single, “One Born Every Minute,” using a kit of instruments created in the 3D printing lab. “About a month…

UConn Researchers Use 3D Printing and Imaging to Recreate Antique Instruments

Researchers from the University of Connecticut are using 3D printing to bring antique instruments back to life. After seeing 3D imaging in action at his medical practice, Dr. Robert Howe, a…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: May 8th, 2022

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and events in the AM industry ahead of us, with topics covering 3D printed housing, robotics, the supply chain, multimaterial 3D printing, generative…

3D Printing, Generative Design, & CNC Harmonize to Make Electric Violin

It’s true, 3D printing and generative design can make beautiful music together…just look at the electric violin recently created by Autodesk and luthier (violin maker) Kevin Baslé! Electric violins, while…

3D Printed Clamp Helps Iowa State University Marching Band Waste Less Paper

Many people these days are doing their best to cut back on unsustainable practices, such as single-use plastic, powder waste in the AM industry, and wasting paper, in support of…

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The Top 10 Things You Can Do with a Diode Laser

Diode lasers have become more and more popular among makers and hobbyists. The ability to cut or engrave almost any material is now available if you have a 3D printer…

Sonolithography: Researchers Use Sound to Manipulate Particles in Fast, Precise 3D Printing Process

I used to think acoustics was just about what type of room was best for a musical ensemble to play in, as that was a regular concern of mine when…

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