The instrument is one of five pieces created using the cutting edge technology


The 3D Print Design Show, taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York from 16-17 April, is to showcase a new 2-string 3D printed violin (pictured) – one of five instruments designed by Eric Goldemberg, associate professor of architecture at Florida International University, and his Monad Studio partner Veronica Zalcberg.

Developed with the help of luthier Scott F. Hall, the piezoelectric violin and its fellow instruments – a monobarasitar, cello, small didgeridoo and hornucopia (large didgeridoo) – sit on a frame, which is itself another drone-like instrument and interacts with the individual pieces. Collectively the installation is titled ‘Multi’.

3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital design. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Each of these layers is a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section.

Photos: Monad Studios

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