A New Zealand Company Makes Playable Guitars Using 3D Printers

Selective laser sintering, or SLS, is a 3D printing method that uses lasers to sinter powder together to ultimately create a solid object, based on a digital model of said object. Powder is selectively fused, one layer at a time, based on that digital model. Using this method, ODD Guitars, a New Zealand-based guitar company, creates functional guitars with unique designs. Using SLS allows for intricate, detailed, and complex designs, while the same designs may be difficult or impossible if one attempts to create them by hand.

Take a look at some of ODD Guitars’ creations above, and hear how they sound below.



  • http://twitter.com/#!/PancakeMcKennz pancakemckennz

    When future artists go all The Who on their instruments, they can just print out new ones on the tour bus. Amazing.