This is What a 3D Printed Saxophone Sounds Like
Olaf Diegel previews his incredible 3D printed alto sax design. The sax has 41 components excluding all the springs and screws. It is printed in nylon on a SLS machine and weighs less than a quarter of a real sax (575 grams vs 2.5 kg. A couple of the notes are slightly out of tune because of air leakages but Diegel is already working on the next iteration which he claims will be perfect.
Olaf is not a saxophone player so marvel at the technical achievement and don’t sweat the actual musical performance 🙂