Product engineer and musician Oliver Deeg fulfilled a musical dream with the help of German 3D printer manufacturer BigRep. The collaboration resulted in a complete drum set made from large-format plastic components. According to Deeg, these enable completely new sounds and looks.
The drummer and inventor had long dreamed of his own creations, which would be difficult to produce using conventional methods. Using a 3D printer, he was able to start his first experiments and test prototypes. BigRep’s large-format machines made it possible to create real drum sets.
Deeg used the freedom of design specifically for acoustic innovations. For example, he created resonant cavities between double walls – hardly possible with classic construction methods. The high-precision 3D surfaces also improve the sound. Holes and brackets can be imprinted directly, eliminating the need for time-consuming reworking.
With the support of BigRep, Deeg was able to present a finished drum set. According to Deeg, 3D printing will have a lasting impact on the music industry, and he even believes that home printers are conceivable in the long term.