Who knew 3D printers could make music? That’s exactly what Olaf Diegel set out to show the world when he designed guitar bodies for 3D printing. As a professor of mechatronics at Massey University’s School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Diegel is an expert in the industry of additive manufacturing. This is the term used to define 3D printing, since it is a process that builds upon layers of a material to produce something instead of the traditional “subtractive” manufacturing, which removes parts of a material to produce something.
With the falling prices of 3D printing, it was only a matter of time before some innovators developed the technology for public use. OMOTE 3D, a Japanese technology firm, will be opening a temporary 3D photo booth from November 24th until January 14th.