3D printing had its presence in quite a few places at CES this year, and 3D Systems booth may have been the most impressive of all. The highlight was a four-piece band with each of the instruments – keyboard, bass, guitar and drums – being made primarily out of 3D-printed parts. As you can see from the video, the drum shells and bass are entirely made from 3D printing, and each is printed as a single piece. This is especially impressive on the bass where you can see the New York City skyline embedded in the body. The musicians all said the instruments played very easily, though obviously the non-solid drum shells caused more of the tone to come from the head than anywhere else. Definintely Cool Stuff Found!
Check It Out: 3D-Printed Musical Instruments at CES