Dan Pawlovich, the present drummer for Panic At The Disco, highlights how additive manufacturing and prototyping are helping tinkerers. They are helping them to examine new approaches and transform sectors.
Pawlovich has been utilizing Stratasys Direct to print the trap drums that he utilizes on tour. Since his adolescent carport band days, Pawlovich has been interested in drum design. He used to repaint a drum set to modify it.
“Redesigning the drum is something that has been on my mind for countless years. The thing I wanted in my head was a wooden drum shell with lugs part of the shell,” he revealed. “The problem was that there wasn’t a viable way to do it.”
“Luckily, I wasn’t set on it being wood,” explains Pawlovich. “If there’s a problem that seems impossible, it doesn’t matter to me much because I always believe it will be solvable someday. I’ll just work on something else and revisit it.”
He took Pawlovich around six to seven years to be where he could utilize drums de designed. Half of the time, Pawlovich worked with a designer on computer-assisted designs and then prototyping stage. Actual measurement and millimeter are key The initial Stratasys print was around three years. Pawlovich said that there is no space for mistakes beyond 1mm.
Pawlovich undertook drum plan mainly because it was enjoyable. “Up to this point, all of it was fun. Designing this drum and spending a little bit of money on the design changes was fun. Getting prints right was almost all fun,” he added.
The intention was to make drums that had a sound similar to the standard ones. Also, lay the groundwork for tailored sounds and exceptional musical strategies.
Pawlovich has revealed that he needs a 3D printed drum that could manage temperature variations. He also needed one that could manage UV light, and different elements and work with industry-standard components.
“Once it looked the way I wanted we had to hope it might sound good,” he noted.