Making Music

In addition to being scientists, Max (Chemistry) and his brother John (who teaches Math) are also musicians, and they recently collaborated on designing and 3D printing a saxophone mouthpiece, using the Form 2 with tough resin. The results are promising.

3D Printed Saxophone Mouthpiece

Here’s John performing some sweet sax using the v1 mouthpiece.

The two are planning to experiment with different geometries and configurations, and based on their experience with the v1 prototype a) they’ll print future versions oriented reed side up so that any support structure scars end up on the less important face, and b) we need to get some dental resin, as the tough resin reportedly tastes terrible.

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