3D Printed Guitars


Wed, Jun 20th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Through his company Odd, professor of mechatronics at Massey University Olaf Diegel is selling 3D-printed nylon-bodied electric guitars that one "could throw [...] against the wall without worrying about it breaking."

Diegel is an exponent of 3D printing. His zany guitar bodies are created using computer-aided design (CAD) software, output in one piece on an EOS 3D printer. This is the new world of additive manufacturing.

"The old style of [subtractive] manufacturing is you start with a block and cut away the material you don't need. With this you start with nothing and add material one layer at a time until the object is finished."

The process is a little like inkjet printing, but instead of ink squirting out of the print head, successive layers of plastic or metal powder are deposited according to the CAD file's instructions



You may also be interested in:

Online Classes to Make Professors Extinct
Predictions: How Online Video Will Look in Five Years
EVs in Australia possible
The Beginning of the End for the Printed Book
Earth Becoming Invisible to Aliens