Shakuhachi Flute 3D Printed in Stainless Steel

Traditionally made from bamboo, the Shakuhachi Flute has entered the digital age thanks to Shelia Munro and Shapeways 3D printing.  This version of the flute is an “F” Key, is around 9.5 inches long and is 3D printed in Antique Bronze Glossy.

It is so inspiring to see old world musical instruments being produced with the most advanced fabrication processes currently available, it will be interesting when we start to see musical instruments 3D printed that cannot be produced through any other means.

The detailing on this piece is really lovely, it must have taken hours to 3D model all of the components but what really makes it work is the beautiful, almost ‘handmade’ finish.  Not what one might expect to come out of a 3D printer. 

Check the video of the 3D printed Shakuhachi Flute in action, after the break. 

One comment

  1. Bamboo Flute Lover

    Good thing about bamboo flute is that you can buy them cheaply or you can just make them at home. Nevertheless if you are going to make a homemade bamboo flute just make sure to have the right guidelines and information. You need to know the proper measurements, the holes and the exact length and weight of a good bamboo flute. Have soothing and relaxing sounds anytime with a bamboo flute at your hand!

    Hey, if you have any interest in learning about bamboo flutes check out this site http://www.zenbambooflutes.com.

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