In recent years, 3D printing technology has been widely used in industrial design, jewelry, architecture, automobiles, footwear…You can see the technology in action.
In addition to the objects used in daily life, 3D printing technology across multiple fields is now turning the music world upside down!The most important thing for a musical instrument is its timbre. Various processes, such as material selection, production technology and appearance sculpture, all affect the final presentation.In contrast to the traditional violin making technology, 3D Varius introduced the SLA violin, the first violin in the world to be printed in 3D. The highlight is the creation of new timbre. The transparent body also shows the alternative beauty of simplifying the manufacturing process.
Led by French electronic violinist Laurent Bernadac, 3D Varius has used the technology to create the world’s first printed electronic violin.
Modelled on a real Stradivarius violin, this 3D printed Pauline by Laurent Bernadac has been reduced to a CAD archive.Laurent Bernadac documented the violin’s design with pen and paper, and another designer and violinist created 3D models using CATIA V5.This process makes the violin lightweight and customized, while ensuring sound flows smoothly through the structure and the strings have the proper resistance.
With a simple design and a crystal-like body, the piano is a refreshing combination of technology and art, with a unique timbre.
According to Bernadac, the electronic violin is made to the specifications of the famous Stradivarius, and he hopes to take violinists to the next level by using this new invention to create a different tone and develop innovative playing techniques.
Productively, Pauline is produced using 3D Systems’ Laser lithography, followed by UV polymerization after removing the redundant support structure, a step that can extend the instrument’s shortened life due to SLA degradation.Finally, polish the 3D printing part and glue the non-3D printing part, and the violin is finished!Listen to its unique timbre!