Geo-Matrix Design Studio offers custom Jewelry Design, Proto-typing & Product Design services. We make your vision into reality! The products are made using advanced digital fabrication techniques. Product Materials include 3D Printed Nylon(Red/Grey/Indigo/Black), Ceramics, Glass Bronze, Stainless Steel, Gold-plated Stainless Steel, Sterling Silver & more! With the advent of 3D printing, personalized jewelry and products can be created that would otherwise be very costly or impossible to produce with traditional methods.
Traditionally made from bamboo, the Shakuhachi Flute has entered the digital age thanks to Matthew Chin 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. Purchase here: http://www.shapeways.com/model/351848/