|Fig. 1: 3D Printed Sitar
You can now get your very own custom 3D printed sitar with genuine strings, frets and bridge from 3DLI. Professionally tested, these sitars provide great tonal quality and resonance characteristics.
The 3DLI team was requested by the Mat Creedon School of Music to 3D print this sitar as an exploration of sound. “We were interested to pursue this challenge to validate that a stringed musical instrument as unique as a sitar could be 3D printed whilst maintaining its distinct sound quality and tonal qualities” 3DLI team.
The sitar body was reverse engineered and drawn in CAD (computer aided design) software. This model was then 3D printed
into individual body parts and welded together to provide the strongest bond, while maintaining the wall thicknesses and hollow cavities of the original sitar. 3DLI also used traditional bridges, frets and strings, required to create the distinct quality of the sitar buzz.
3DLI provides competitively priced 3D printing service for engineering design, conceptual development and one-off printing. Whether you are developing an initial concept, or you have found a particular 3D model from the internet, 3DLI allows you to make your 3D creation a reality. 3DLI strives to continue to provide a quality service using continuous improvement opportunities and working efficiently.