What Is 3DWaves
3DWaves is a small scale 3D printing business focused on producing accessories for musical instruments. We design and make stands for all types of desktop gear whether it is a synthesizer, a guitar pedal, or a laptop, but you will find that most of our items have an emphasis on synthesizer based music production.
3DW is mostly a one person operation done by me, Jason Hale, with the help of my wife, Emily, and my father, Larry. We run a small printer farm out of our workshop that consists of 20 printers running 6 to 8 hours a day.
3DW exists to serve the synthesizer community and a lot of our designs are based on customer requests so please do not hesitate to hit us up for recommendations.
Benefits of 3D Printing As A Method of Manufacturing
There are many benefits to 3D Printing over other traditional manufacturing methods. For us, the main benefit of utilizing 3DP technology is that we are able to offer low volume parts at an affordable price. Most of our items are semi-custom designs that are fine tuned to particular instruments and are offered in many colors and variations. Since our items are customized to particular instruments and situations, using traditional manufacturing methods like injection molding would be uneconomical because they require high volume runs and a large investment to produce. Instead, we focus on making products that these areas of manufacturing can not make due to lower volume demands.