WATCH: 3D Printed Saxophone

3D Printing, Musical Instruments

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.

James O’Malley
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