ttonon Posted April 22, 2022 Share Posted April 22, 2022 11 hours ago, lucayala said: the idea is that the plates are printed. Lucayala, I looked at the information in the link and find it most interesting that the slots in which the tongue vibrates are formed directly in the accordion-style reed blocks. How is this done? Does the 3-D printer form only a rough slot, and afterwards there's a necessary filing step to make the final shape? It's my understanding that the tongue should fit within 0.001 inch on either side within the slot, and I'd be surprised if the 3-D printing process allows such accuracy. Does it? In addition, with all the slots being an integral part of the reed block, if you make filing errors in finishing the slot, there's no simple way to fix just that one slot. I realize that many bandoneons contain metal plates that have many slots, presenting the same kind of issue, and nevertheless, makers do go in that direction. I guess the bottom line is how well these 3-D printed instruments sound and play. Have you ever played one of them? Regards, Tom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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