It is always a pride to be able to talk about young people who, without any fear, enter the world of 3D printing, creating true works of art such as Adrian McCormak, a third-year student of Design of the Griffith University (Australia) which, under the direction of Associate Professor Jennifer Loy, has managed to design and manufacture using 3D printing techniques nothing less than two fully functional guitars.
Taking advantage of the celebration of an event as relevant to Australia as the Blues on Broadbeach FestivalBoth Adrian McCormak and his project director decided to ask the university for permission to present these two guitars to the public and even let some people play them live. Undoubtedly an event where many users were more than satisfied, especially when seeing the great possibilities that 3D printing can offer in this field.
Going into a little more detail, tell you for example that one of the guitars was jointly designed with the help of Brisbane builder and technician Rohan Staples. This design had to be printed in seven different parts while the second guitar in question was printed in one piece. For this, the collaboration of the prestigious Belgian company Materialize had to be required.
According to statements by Adrian McCormak himself, designer of the two guitars, the wave-shaped design presented in one of the units was inspired by the rich surf culture of the Costa Dorada and explained that he spent a lot of time studying every detail present in the instrument and the playing technique of blues guitarists. He took the young student 40-60 hours of 3D design being able to design the two units and almost two weeks to print and assemble.