Who would have guessed that a 3D-printed violin could produce concert-quality sound?
That was Laurent Bernadac’s vision, five years ago. Today, he’s made it a reality, with his invention: the “3Dvarius”.
Laurent, who is both a mechanical engineer and a professional violinist, has created the world’s first fully 3D-printed electric concert violin. He conceived the idea in 2012. according to his website. After first trying to create a violin in aluminum, he turned to 3D printing. The result?
His “3Dvarius”, designed to play classical music as beautifully as a standard concert violin.
In early January, Laurent exhibited his innovation at CES® 2017’s Eureka Park™ Marketplace, in Las Vegas. He also allowed fellow violinists a chance to play his new instrument–and the sound was incredible!
Laurent talked about the process of designing, testing and marketing the “3Dvarius”.
In this edition of Over Coffee® you’ll hear:
How Laurent came to choose 3D printing for his new violin;
Some of the challenges involved in creating it;
Laurent’s experiences testing and showcasing his new instrument;
His advice to fellow makers and innovators;
Where to see and hear the “3Dvarius” and meet Laurent!