A Brave New World of Instrument-Making?

January 8, 2011

An MIT researcher has made a flute via a 3D printer. It’s far from perfect, and they’ll have to work a lot on refinements. But whoa! Think what this could do for the economics of pipe-organ building!

Tip of the hat: Nelson Barden

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One Response to “A Brave New World of Instrument-Making?”

  1. But the base material for most of these I’ve seen is dense foam or particle board, not solid wood … or metal. This may become interesting in a few decades.

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