Professor Olaf Diegel, who has been designing and creating 3D printed guitars, organised the world’s first concert of a band playing 3D printed instruments only.
The rock concert took place at the Lund University in Sweden, where band members of the Malmö Academy of Music demonstrated the potential of their 3D printed instruments. This included two electrical guitars, a drum and a keyboard.
”3D printing allows me to make complex shapes that are impossible to do any other way. I can also tailor instruments very precisely for musicians who want their instruments custom-made,” says Diegel, a professor in product development.
Diegel started printing musical instruments about two years ago in order to draw attention to the fact that the 3D printing technology has already gone beyond producing prototypes.