3D printers also revolutionize the world of music and for creating economic instruments and custom
For manufacturing, suffice less than 30 euros a kilo of plastic and a small dose of imagination. What to make them sound gracefully is no longer dependent on investment, it is a matter of talent. Guitars and other musical instruments like ukuleles, violins and keyboards have joined the infinite catalog of objects that can be created from 3D printers. Nothing can resist them. “The limit is up to you,” says Maria Torras, director of Marketing EnTresD before the stand that the technology company – and distributor of such printers – installed on the Sonar + D.
From this Thursday until next Saturday the company presents in the daytime poster electronic music festival of Barcelona guitars and synthesizers created from 3D printers. “You could brand new one every day if you wanted,” he explains pointing the housing Torras guitar that has been designed and printed with this revolutionary technology. This is one of the advantages over conventional instruments can be customized as many times as desired. “You can print as you like. Change the cover at each performance or put your name, “he adds. The level of perfection, also is absolute, because the system allows many tests before sending the final printed piece.
But beyond the question of aesthetics and quality, the strength of the instruments in 3D is its manufacturing cost. “The material is the same as Lego bricks: cheap and very tough”, defends the director of Marketing. Make the case of the guitar with which these days demonstrations are made at Sonar + D, for example, does not exceed 25 euros. The design of the instrument, however, between 150 and 200 euros, although there is increasing swarming the net templates that can be downloaded at an affordable price or even for free.
Although still lacking for 3D printers conquer household use is catching on at a dizzying pace. Eugenio Oller, EnTresD designer explains that attends an “imminent revolution” in this field. “Years ago, 3D technology was really aimed at the professional level and was not as accessible. Now the printer, but especially to design programs are simpler, “he explains. In this sense, find on Internet software and templates is quite easy. “There are many altruistic people who share their prototypes with other users,” he says.
3D printer that sells your company reach 3,000 euros, although, depending on its features, can be purchased at lower prices. So far, this seems to be the handicap of a technology that is set to revolutionize the world in the not too distant future. Companies in industries as diverse as aerospace, food or medicine and have surrendered at his feet. From the bowels of these devices they have come garments, furniture, household utensils, toys, burgers and guitars. And, as Torras says, “3D universe allows real fancy stuff … all you can imagine and more.”