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The World's First 3D-Printed Orchestra

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The London-based 3D printing studio my3Dtwin has created the world's first 3D-printed miniature orchestra.

Need an orchestra? Don’t call a booking agent. Instead, just print one out.

In recent years, 3-D printers have created extraordinary things –orthotic body parts, shoes, toys and musical instruments among them. Now, the London-based 3D printing studio my3Dtwin has created the world’s first 3D-printed orchestra, according to classical-music.com.

The studio took pictures of professional musicians playing their instruments and converted those images into tiny, three-dimensional Plaster of Paris models.

The model orchestra is on display at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Az., where it is used to teach people about the instruments of the orchestra.

Read more:

  • Miniature Orchestra Printed in 3D (Classical-music.com)
  • 3-D Miniature Symphony Orchestra Model (MIM)
  • 20 Amazing Creations You can Make with 3D Printing (Hongkiat)  
  • Girl Born without Fingers Aims to Play the Viola with 3D-Printed Hand (The Strad)
Jennifer Hambrick unites her extensive backgrounds in the arts and media and her deep roots in Columbus to bring inspiring music to central Ohio as Classical 101’s midday host. Jennifer performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago before earning a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.