Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2017

Project Advisor(s)

Julian Norato, Diane Van Scoter, James Jackson

University Scholar Major

Mechanical Engineering


Computer-Aided Engineering and Design | Fine Arts | Manufacturing | Mechanical Engineering | Music


The objective of this project is to design and manufacture a musical instrument, a marching baritone horn, out of plastic. It is constructed out of both PVC pipe and 3D-printed components. Utilizing this project’s documentation, a high school student could use a 3D printer and other basic tools to make their own musical instrument for a fraction of the cost of purchasing one. This documentation will produce a horn tuned in the key of B flat with one functioning valve, and suggestions for future work to make the other two valves functional as well.

tube1.STL (266 kB)
tube23.STL (707 kB)
valve_connector.STL (177 kB)
valve_stem.stl (21 kB)
valve_stopper.STL (11 kB)
valve1.STL (437 kB)
valve2.STL (427 kB)
valve3.STL (428 kB)