We love the design of Ece Tan from BA (Hons) Modelmaking’s intricate violin tailpieces, here’s what she said about them:

3D Printed Violin Tailpiece is an experimental design project on the use of computer aided design and 3D printing within instrument making.

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The main aim was to examine the possibility of making this craft and instruments more accessible to a wider audience whilst trying to explore new materials, design and future sustainability.

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The tailpiece itself was designed in Solidworks and then digitally sculpted on in Zbrush.

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A CNC was used to make the wood model whereas materials such as PLA and resin were used to produce the 3D printed tailpieces with promising results.

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At the moment, the project is still on going and it will be fully developed upon in the near future.

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Have a look at Ece’s website here: ecetan.com

Follow her on Twitter: _EceTan

And on Instagram: ece_t