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Classical 101

Need a Guitar? Just Print One Out.

Thanks to the wonders of technology and some creative minds, it is now possible to use 3-D printing to make guitars, according to The Guardian. Olaf Diegel, a professor of mechatronics at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand, uses computer-assisted design (CAD) software to design electric guitars. He then "prints" the designs in a single piece on an EOS 3-D printer, which uses plastic or metal powder (instead of ink) and heat to create a three-dimensional object. Diegel told The Guardian that he cannot make wooden acoustic instruments with his 3-D printer because the printer is both too small and uses only plastic and metal. Read more: How 3-D Printing is Revolutionising Guitar-Making (Guardian)

Classical 101
Jennifer Hambrick unites her extensive backgrounds in the arts and media and her deep roots in Columbus to bring inspiring music to central Ohio as Classical 101’s midday host. Jennifer performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago before earning a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.