A resurgence in popularity for vinyl music coincided with the democratization of 3D printing technologies.
ss various ways in which companies and organizations are providing opportunities for a current and future workforce to foster and fine-tune their 3D printing skillset.
This week’s selection is a 3D Printed Guitar That Lights Up by Joshua Henderson.
What happens when your skilled craft workers retire? You switch to additive manufacturing. See the details in this interesting case study.
There are a few abilities you need to prove you’re a proper rockstar.
Or, rather, the 3D printed guitar that rock didn’t un-build: meet the smash-proof guitar.
The technology of 3D printing has opened an entirely new, nearly limitless medium for instrument makers and artists.
There’s a very interesting story that’s slowly being told, industry after industry. This is one of them.
This week’s selection is the majestic 3D printed violin by Matt Hova of Hova Labs.
Designing a musical instrument just got a lot simpler thanks to an experiment by Autodesk.
A partnership between Source3 and CD Baby could lead to an explosion of 3D printed merchandise.
Musician Paul Hirsch has been developing a new type of “wholetone-tuned panpipe”, but now requires assistance to determine how to 3D print them in production form.
A report by Stuart Fraser at Makerflux describes how someone revived the idea of a classic jukebox with 3D printing.
This week’s selection is Daren Banarsë’s beautiful and functional 3D printed Melodica.
A new Kickstarter project proposes to “create the first album recorded entirely on 3D printed instruments.”
An incredible research project at the UConn has managed to bring several 19th century musical instruments back to life.
The iconic cover for Joy Division’s 1979 hit album Unknown Pleasures has been 3D printed. German designer Michael Zoellner wanted to print Peter Saville’s design, which was based on an extra-terrestrial pulsar signal. Unfortunately, he ran into trouble right away: I could not find a single vector graphic or 3D model anywhere. There are… Continue reading Joy Division’s Famous Cover is 3D Printed
A report on AnalogPlanet details and experimental 3D printed “tonearm”. That’s the piece that holds the “needle” that “reads” a vinyl record on a turntable. For those of you who have lived beyond the era of CD’s, a previous era involved “vinyl records”, played by these turntable things. It turns out they’re still… Continue reading 3D Printed Tonearm; Vinyl Not Dead!
It seems there is growing interest in 3D printed musical instruments. After the amazing 3D printed flute we now see another 3D printed guitar: The Zoybar TOR. This funky item is composed of a small number of parts (three) printed by Shapeways. Designed by Bård S D, this item is not available for sale… Continue reading The Zoybar 3D Printed Guitar
Imagine designing amazingly intricate, one-of-a-kind electric guitar bodies years ago – and now wishing you could document your work while you still can. Then Imagine trying to produce a detailed 3D model of the guitar shown in the image here – with conventional measuring tools. Yep, you’d be there a very long time, and… Continue reading Decades-Old Custom Guitar Scanned
Tipster Jb pointed us at a video of a rather startling project: Printing a complete musical instrument. In this case, MIT Media Lab researcher Amit Zoran attempted to print an entire and working flute in one operation. We’re not sure if printing an object of this complexity has ever been attempted before; we’ve seen some… Continue reading Printing Musical Instruments
Every one of us is a specialist in something, and our belief is that great things happen when different specialists intersect to combine the expertise from different disciplines. One such collision recently took place at RedEyeOnDemand, a popular 3D print service. It turns out that Tim Thellin and several co-workers at RedEye are… Continue reading Print Your Guitar
About a year ago, Radiohead released a great video of “House of Cards”, much of which was singer Thom Yorke’s face and head illuminated by teeny points of laser light. Very inventive, for certain, but they went a step further: Radiohead released CSV files the point cloud on Google Code for public access under a… Continue reading Radiohead Data Becomes a Head!
Architectradure reports on yet another experiment with sound making devices produced by 3D printing technology, following up on our recent acoustical post. In this experiment, designer and engineer Amit Zoran has produced a unique guitar by assembling parts designed with software and produced by a 3D printer. Using specialized software, Zoran designed chambers suitable for… Continue reading More Acoustical Objects