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Introducing the printable violin

German company prints a workable violin.
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The violin is known for being one of the most complex music instruments around, but now it appears you can simply "print off" a decent copy.

EOS, a German company that specialises in 3D printing technologies, worked closely with a professional violin maker in a project that could revolutionise the way violins are created.

Speaking to wired, an EOS spokesperson said: "The violin was a technology exercise. We wanted to test what we can achieve with our technology, which is ideally suited for complex structures.

"This is why we chose a complex musical instrument which normally is being made in a very traditional way and with a traditional material – wood."

All that said, the violin was not entirely printed; the strings and pegbox for example, were added after the violin had taken shape.

3D printing works by building up objects layer by layer through sophisticated computers.

Hugh Midford, a keen amateur violin player, took his music instrument with him to play on top of the Himalayas, reported Henley Standard.

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 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800741851-ADNFCR Posted on 28 Sep 2011 12:22 to category : Instruments News

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