It is hard to imagine that brass instruments—so named because of the metal they are made from—could be produced using any other material. However, a recent, and rather melodious, project led by LOOP 3D and trombone musician Peter Körner has demonstrated that other materials and production methods could be viable for instrument repair.
The production method I’m referring to is, of course, 3D printing. And this is the real story of the first 3D printed trombone.
Founded by Mehmet Erkan Ustaoğlu (also the founder of leading AM distribution firm Teknodizayn ), LOOP 3D is one of the most interesting 3D printer manufacturers rising from the vibrant Turkish 3D printing market. As part of a continued effort to differentiate the range of applications it can offer, the company worked closely with Körner, a German-born musician with an impressive biography, to explore the potential of using 3D printing to produce a […]
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