What do the foremost experts on 3-D printing do on vacation? In Scott Summit’s case, he dreams up his perfect instrument—and that would eventually become one of the world’s first 3-D-printed guitars. BusinessWeek reports that Summit took an early model on his laptop to 3D Systems, which then used elaborate 3-D printers to realize his vision.
They didn’t expect much, but to their surprise, the plastic guitar came together and withstood stringing to create an actual acoustic instrument that actually sounded good: “It’s rich and full and has a great tonal range,” according to Summit.
Fender lovers take note. Summit now plans to warp the design to see what new, unique sounds he can conjure. To which we can only say: Where are the recordings?
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — The Not-So-Secret Code That Powers Robots Around the Globe
Wearables — Glitter big
Electronics — Turn the heat up! when unleaded
Biohacking — Google Sheets Based Life Tracking Dashboards
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.