College Student Sean Riley 3D Printed a Functioning Six String Violin

 - Feb 1, 2018
References: news.utexas.edu & digitaltrends
3D printing has proved to be an affordable design alternative in a wide range of applications, from health care to construction, and now a music arts student has used the technology to create his own six string violin.

Typically violins have four strings, but University of Texas doctoral candidate Sean Riley needed an electric one with six for his studies. He made his own in order to play a new piece called 'The Dharma at Big Sur' by John Adams. He 3D printed the six string violin using university resources -- specifically makerspace The Foundry at the college's Fine Arts Library. Riley sought aid from fellow students Daniel Goodwin and Rebecca Milton.

Photo credit goes to the University of Texas at Austin.