3d printed musical instruments

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

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 under for the past 2 years, and open up your imagination. Over the past couple years, we have really begun to see artists, designers, engineers, […]

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 under for the past 2 years, and open up your imagination. Over the past couple years, we have really begun to...
Maker Creates an Awesome 3D Printed Drum Set on a ZMorph 2.0 S Personal Fabricator

Maker Creates an Awesome 3D Printed Drum Set on a ZMorph 2.0 S Personal Fabricator

Michał Szydłowski is a graduate student at the Wrocław University of Technology acoustics program, and he’s also a Research and Development Engineer for Toolheads at ZMorph. Szydłowski also has lots of experience 3D modeling and prototyping, and when he faced having to come up with a thesis project, his passion for music, 3D printing, and a […]

Michał Szydłowski is a graduate student at the Wrocław University of Technology acoustics program, and he’s also a Research and Development Engineer for Toolheads at ZMorph. Szydłowski also has lots of experience 3D modeling and prototyping, and when he faced...
Music Composer 3D Prints One-of-a-kind Flutes That Play New Sounds

Music Composer 3D Prints One-of-a-kind Flutes That Play New Sounds

Have you ever stopped and thought about the individual musical notes that make up our favorite songs? What if the keys on the piano didn’t sound exactly like they actually do? What if there was a way to fill in the gaps between individual musical notes, providing us with new sounds which could help us […]

Have you ever stopped and thought about the individual musical notes that make up our favorite songs? What if the keys on the piano didn’t sound exactly like they actually do? What if there was a way to fill in the gaps between individual musical notes,...
College Student Creates 3D Printed Violin Bows Which Sound Amazing

College Student Creates 3D Printed Violin Bows Which Sound Amazing

Classical musicians may soon be more involved with 3D printing than many of them had ever imagined. Austin Peppel, a senior in Environmental Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art, began exploring the ways in which the equipment used by classical musicians could be improved upon, or at least replicated, by the use of […]

Classical musicians may soon be more involved with 3D printing than many of them had ever imagined. Austin Peppel, a senior in Environmental Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art, began exploring the ways in which the equipment used by classical musicians...
A Truly Disturbing 3D Printed Guitar Inspired By Surrealist Master H.R. Giger

A Truly Disturbing 3D Printed Guitar Inspired By Surrealist Master H.R. Giger

Hans Rudolf Giger, better known as H.R. Giger, was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer who was part of a special effects group which took an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for the film Alien, and for that achievement, he was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of […]

Hans Rudolf Giger, better known as H.R. Giger, was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer who was part of a special effects group which took an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for the film Alien, and for that achievement, he was...
Voxel8 Designer 3D Prints an Incredible Electric Ukulele & You Can Too!

Voxel8 Designer 3D Prints an Incredible Electric Ukulele & You Can Too!

When it comes to playing music, I have no talent whatsoever, no matter what instrument it is. My level of experience ends at playing the “finger drums” on my desk while I listen to rock ‘n’ roll. To me, musicians are special people, people who have brains that certainly are more functional than mine, at […]

When it comes to playing music, I have no talent whatsoever, no matter what instrument it is. My level of experience ends at playing the “finger drums” on my desk while I listen to rock ‘n’ roll. To me, musicians are special people, people who...
Canadian Rockers, ‘Secret Broadcast’, Record New Single & Video with 3D Printed Instruments

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 ago, we were having a few drinks while brainstorming some ideas for our new video when we overheard someone at the next table discussing 3D […]

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 ago, we were having a few drinks while brainstorming some ideas for our new...
Purdue Student 3D Prints Jimi Hendrix Tribute Guitar

Purdue Student 3D Prints Jimi Hendrix Tribute Guitar

Jose Moreno decided that if he wanted to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix he ought to have a guitar like legendary musician whom Rolling Stone magazine hailed as the greatest guitarist of all time. Moreno, an electrical engineering student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is also the Vice President of the Purdue 3D Printing […]

Jose Moreno decided that if he wanted to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix he ought to have a guitar like legendary musician whom Rolling Stone magazine hailed as the greatest guitarist of all time. Moreno, an electrical engineering student at Purdue University in West...
3D Printed Cello, 2-String Violin & Single String Bass Guitar Stun Crowds at 3D Print Week NY

3D Printed Cello, 2-String Violin & Single String Bass Guitar Stun Crowds at 3D Print Week NY

Back in March, 3DPrint.com broke a story on a 3D printed 2-string piezoelectric violin which MONAD Studio had announced they would be unveiling at MecklerMedia’s 3D Print Week NY event. The renderings of this incredible violin instantly went viral across the internet, with thousands of people sharing photos and the story of the unique instrument. […]

Back in March, 3DPrint.com broke a story on a 3D printed 2-string piezoelectric violin which MONAD Studio had announced they would be unveiling at MecklerMedia’s 3D Print Week NY event. The renderings of this incredible violin instantly went viral across the...
This Week’s Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models for March 15-21, 2015

This Week’s Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models for March 15-21, 2015

3DSha.re is an up-and-coming 3D printing model repository which takes a slightly different spin on the concept of sharing and distributing 3D printable files. Just like there is an app store for your smartphone, smart TV, and other electronic devices, 3DShare believes that this business model should also be implemented into the 3D printing space. The […]

3DSha.re is an up-and-coming 3D printing model repository which takes a slightly different spin on the concept of sharing and distributing 3D printable files. Just like there is an app store for your smartphone, smart TV, and other electronic devices, 3DShare believes...
It’s Called the Javalele: A 3D Printed Instrument Combines Coffee & Music

It’s Called the Javalele: A 3D Printed Instrument Combines Coffee & Music

As anybody who has ever heard a ripping guitar solo knows, anything (including the air) can become an instrument. Instructables user John Granzow has gone one step further and made a substitute that can actually play. One of the traits that makes designers a ‘different’ sort of people is the ability to see connections between […]

As anybody who has ever heard a ripping guitar solo knows, anything (including the air) can become an instrument. Instructables user John Granzow has gone one step further and made a substitute that can actually play. One of the traits that makes designers a...
Amazing 2-String 3D Printed Violin is Part of Something Special Which Could Revolutionize Music

Amazing 2-String 3D Printed Violin is Part of Something Special Which Could Revolutionize Music

If you aren’t sold on 3D printing just yet, this coming April it will be hard to deny the fact that this technology is here to stay. We’ve seen 3D printed cars, houses, fashion design, and more. We’ve even seen custom 3D printed musical instruments created for superstar musicians. However, in New York City, as […]

If you aren’t sold on 3D printing just yet, this coming April it will be hard to deny the fact that this technology is here to stay. We’ve seen 3D printed cars, houses, fashion design, and more. We’ve even seen custom 3D printed musical instruments...
3D Printed Trumpet Looks Great But Needs Some Fine-Tuning

3D Printed Trumpet Looks Great But Needs Some Fine-Tuning

One of the major benefits of putting something out there in the maker universe is the support you engender almost immediately. You suddenly find yourself on a team of comparably creative problem-solvers. University of Michigan engineering student Dan Olson did just that when the fully 3D printed, functional trumpet he created didn’t really sound all that […]

One of the major benefits of putting something out there in the maker universe is the support you engender almost immediately. You suddenly find yourself on a team of comparably creative problem-solvers. University of Michigan engineering student Dan Olson did just...
The Music of Mathematics – Behold the 3D Printed Microtonal Clarinet

The Music of Mathematics – Behold the 3D Printed Microtonal Clarinet

Microtonal music is thought of as a system which contains intervals narrower than conventional contemporary Western semitones. It generally refers to music containing tiny intervals, but the term is also used to describe tunings that differ from the 12-tone forms most of us are used to hearing. Thai, Burmese, Indonesian, Turkish, and African music feature such […]

Microtonal music is thought of as a system which contains intervals narrower than conventional contemporary Western semitones. It generally refers to music containing tiny intervals, but the term is also used to describe tunings that differ from the 12-tone forms most...
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