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September 4, 2014 AT 1:30 pm

Wierd101 – 3D Printed Saxophone and Clarinet Reeds #3DxMusic #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Today on our weekly live 3D Hangouts, we will be sharing a short “Field Guide” to celebrate the many ways that desktop 3D printing has entered into the area of music today. Here’s a quick roundup of a few other #3DxMusic projects that caught our interest to whet your appetite!


Saxophone amp Clarinet Reeds by wierd101 Thingiverse

Here’s an ongoing experiment to 3D print reeds for instruments — and while the results are inconclusive (and our tests in house haven’t worked yet, with the prints we have created), this is nonetheless interesting territory for you to watch and contribute!

Wierd101 – 3D Printed Saxophone & Clarinet Reeds:

These are still to be tested, so if anyone gets a chance, post it in the comments. I’ve printed them successfully @0.08mm layers on my replicator, with PLA (ABS not yet attempted, though warping will likely occur). I also suggest increasing the number of shells to 10 or more, this will help hold the tip together, only 0.25mm thick….

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Saxophone Clarinet Reeds by cla Thingiverse


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