Phoenix Release New 3D Printed Action

Phoenix Release New 3D Printed Action

Following months of intensive research and development, Phoenix Pianos are delighted to announce our latest innovation for grand pianos: the D3D Hammer System, featuring the world’s first ever commercial 3-D printed action parts.

Offering unsurpassed responsiveness, reliability, and interpretative possibilities to pianists, D3D will be installed in all Phoenix pianos from summer 2019, and is now available as a retrofit to other piano brands by request.

As with all of our technologies, the D3D Hammer System results from a desire to improve existing design concepts, firstly by analysing their intrinsic weaknesses. With traditional wooden hammer assemblies, the flaws are many, including a lack of material uniformity, susceptibility to changes in temperature and humidity, and material flexibility resulting in poor, chaotic hammer flight. Through our studies, and via the application of bespoke, high-performance materials, we now believe D3D to be the best performing and most strikingly beautiful hammer assembly ever produced.

Our ultra-strong carbon fibre hammer shanks, bushless 3-D printed fork-and-blade assemblies, and bespoke premium Abel hammers offer the following advantages:

* Uniform high performance across the entire keyboard

* Predictable hammer flight, ensuring clean, musical string strikes, with hugely reduced chaotic effects in fortissimo playing

* A bushless 2mm roller hinge, offering mechanical stability, reliability, smoothness of rotation, climate resistance and longevity

* A choice of leather or substitute leather rollers

A professional pianist notes, “The sound is richer, and more powerful, yet can be much more nuanced, because it’s more responsive to what you are asking the instrument to do. I actually felt like I had more powerful sound by doing far less. The sound comes more organically from within, which is fantastic.”


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