If you’re wondering just how good 3D printing can be now check out this video from Prof Olaf Diegel at Lund University, who has printed himself a saxophone.
Apparently the Alto Sax is made of 41 separately printed parts and weighs 25% less than a normal instrument. As he says in the video – it isn’t perfect, but it is impressive how it actually sounds like a real saxophone, despite the different material and manufacturing method.
Now all he needs is a 3D printed Trilby and he’s half way to a ska band.
By James O'Malley | August 7th, 2014