Current limitations of this technology


This is a new and still in development technology. The most relevant aspects where this shows when making instruments are the following:


1. Layering

The sintering process is layer based and in some models the layers can be faintly seen on certain faces still after polishing (see picture). 

Layering


2. Printing line 

3D-printing is a very delicate process. Very small variations in laser temperature or nylon dust density in a couple of layers can produce a different texture on the surface, known as printing line.

Some of the large models may have one printing line due to the long printing process (see picture). We try to remove printing lines through internal and external polishing as much as possible. 

Print line

 

Printing lines are very difficult to spot on white or black instruments but become more evident in some of the coloured models.

No models where the layering or the printing line affect the sound and performance of the instrument in any way will be shipped.



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