5 3D Prints That Will Strike A Chord With You

This time of year is typically a popular season for outdoor music concerts, but since most festivals are not running like usual this year due to COVID-19, we’re instead placing a focus on music by sharing various musical innovations made possible by 3D printing.

3D printing has introduced new possibilities in industries ranging from jewelry to airplanes, so it makes perfect sense that music lovers also wanted to benefit from the technology. The possibilities of adding unique geometries or customizing make 3D printing an attractive technology to create products in a totally new way.
Let’s take a look at five different prints that took advantage of 3D printing’s benefits to bring the music industry to a crescendo.
Electric guitar

Salvatore Capuano 3D-printed this guitar body using Polyamide. Credit: Salvatore Capuano

Salvatore Capuano, a fan of music and engineering, decided to give 3D printing a shot in order to test his design skills and create a guitar that required very few post-processing steps. The result was an electric guitar with spinning gears printed within — a feat only possible with 3D printing. Otherwise, traditional manufacturing would have required the production of separate parts that were later assembled. By 3D printing this part with Polyamide, it took Salvatore only one hour to complete the final assembly of the guitar body.
Even as a 3D printing beginner, Salvatore’s final guitar was a great success with the finish and sound that he had hoped for.

This portable 3D-printed saxophone enables musicians to practice anywhere. Credit: Odisei

Another musical instrument 3D printing enthusiasts have tackled with the technology is the jazzy saxophone. Odisei Music turned to 3D printing technology to create a lightweight, intricate, travel-sized saxophone that encourages music lovers to practice anytime anywhere.
The Travel Sax is not only the smallest and lightest 3D-printed saxophone, but it’s also electronic. In order to play, the musician simply adds a standard saxophone mouthpiece and connects the instrument to their smartphone or PC. From there, they can put on headphones and practice their skills without disturbing others.
Headphone accessories

LOCONOISE brings fun to high-quality headphones with 3D-printed accessories. Image Credit: Jose Cunyat

Another major advantage of 3D printing is the opportunity to personalize products. This is why LOCONOISE founder Jose Cunyat decided to work with 3D printing to provide music lovers with customization options for their music accessories.
He loved the performance of the Sennheiser HD25 headphones but wanted to find a way to make the headset more personal. Because of the freedom of design enabled by 3D printing, Jose can offer a wide variety of shapes, colors, logos, and technical features for users...