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The goal was to create a unique instrument inspired by the shape of a traditional violin while refining the form and supports to obtain a more aesthetic design, simpler, lighter and transparent.
The 3Dvarius design required various steps:
> Mass optimization, to keep the structure light and to free the musician’s movements.
> Acoustic study and wave propagation optimization throughout the body of the instrument.
> Mechanical resistance studies to ensure proper resistance to the strings’ pressure.
Our choice of 3d-printing technology is stereolithography* because of its exceptional printing definition and the strength of its printed objects.
*Stereolithography is a 3D printing technology used for producing models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts up one layer at a time by curing a photo-reactive resin with a UV laser or another similar power source.
At this stage all the excess resin from the printing stage is manually removed. Then precision tools are used to perfectly complete the process.
The body of the instrument is cleaned with a cleaning solution and high pressure blowing.
This step aims to protect the instrument from external harm by completely polymerizing the violin’s structure.
Surfaces in contact with the strings and the musician’s body are sanded with extreme precision to ensure sound purity and offer optimal playing comfort.
This is the most delicate step, as it is the first time when the structure of the violin is subjected to actual string pressure. The stringing and tuning must be done progressively and be perfectly symmetrical to attain the perfect chord.
Video credit: Géraldine Puel
Welcome to the « 3Dvarius » website. This is the first fully playable electric violin created by 3D printing technology and based on the model of a real Stradivarius violin. Printed as a single piece, the 3Dvarius violin departs from traditional musical instrument production technology.
Combining the precision and power of 3D-printing with ancient violin-making skills, its innovative design, in the service of violinist, marks a further step toward the perfect symbiosis between musician and instrument.
The 3Dvarius is produced in limited and numbered series. The next serie will be produced in…
Design: Laurent Bernadac
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