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by • March 20, 2016 • No Comments

Wood and metal have a fewhow much been the materials of choice for craftsmen manufacturing acoustic instruments for most years, but the rise of 3D printing in new times has brought us guitars, violins, flutes, saxophones and actually drum kits turn it intod of plastic or nylon. Now Australia’s 3DLI has turn it intod what is believed to be the world’s initially fully working 3D-printed sitar.

  • The 3D-printed sitar designed and printed by 3DLI in collaboration with the Mat Creedon School of ...
  • Non-printed parts include the strings, the frets and a standard bridge
  • 19 printed tuning pegs (or kunti) are placed at appropriate points along the head and neck
  • The 3DLI team utilized a traditional sitar for CAD modeling

Designed and printed in collaboration with the Mat Creedon School of Music in Victoria, Australia, the 3DLI team utilized a traditional sitar for CAD modeling, maintaining the wall thicknesses and hollow cavities of the original so which it may retain the distinctive sound and tonal qualities of the original. But the plastic replica is said to be louder.

The body and neck of the 1.2 meter-long (4 ft) printed sitar are turn it intod up of several printed components welded together, with 19 printed tuning pegs (or kunti) placed at appropriate points along the head and neck. The 3DLI sitar is reported to have taken additional than 70 to hours to print and utilized a few 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) of ABS plastic. Each layer was printed at 0.2 mm.

Non-printed parts include the strings, the frets and a standard bridge (to assist turn it into the distinctive sound of the sitar).

You can see and hear the 3d-printed sitar in action at of the 1:40 point in the video at a lower place.

Source: 3DLI

  • 19 printed tuning pegs (or kunti) are placed at appropriate points along the head and neck
  • Strings fed over non-printed frets to the tuning pins at the head
  • 19 printed tuning pegs (or kunti) are placed at appropriate points along the head and neck
  • A standard bridge was utilized to assist turn it into the distinctive sound of the sitar

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