Details & technical specifications

Possibilities of this technology:

This technology provides with a system to make very precise instruments for a very affordable price. This can be used either for study, analysis, prototype development as well as proper playable instruments. Computer analysis of the 3D models also opens a new world of possibilities for the understanding of these instruments.


This technology is extremely precise. If you have tried one of our instruments and order one like it you won‘t receive just a similar one but arguably the same one for any practical purpose. This is the essence and the wonder of 3D printing.

Material details:

The main material for our instruments is a laser-sintered nylon polymer which density (0,93 g/cm3) is almost the same of boxwood (0,95 - 1,2 g/cm3). The finished material is strong, flexible, washable and heat resistant.


As the density of the polymer is very similar to boxwood the resulting instrument‘s weight is very similar to most traditionally made cornetti. Here is a comparison table of the weight of some instruments:

    •    466 wooden cornetto by Serge Delmas: 150 g.

    •    466 wooden cornetto by Roland Wilson: 149 g.

    •    466 3D printed cornetto black: 149 g.

    •    466 3D printed cornetto white: 141 g.


After polishing all instruments are varnished with a layer of mate transparent heavy-wear acrylic. This improves the instruments‘ grip and touch feel and makes them dirt-repellent as well as fully washable.

3D-printed nylon technical details:

    •    Density: 0,93 g/cm3.

    •    Average grain: 56 μm

    •    Precision: 0,15 mm. guaranteed at any point of the model.

    •    Heat resistance: material remains unaltered up to 80ºC.

    •    This material is not recyclable.

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