Some interesting facts about 3D to a printing guitar укулеле
Beginning с11-year age Matt Velsh started to do wood tools, such as violins. Now it works in the company which is engaged in creation of manual tools for the industry.
Not so long since Matt became an expert on 3D to the press of prototypes for tools in the company. Why the company decided to invest in 3D the press?
1. Prototyping by means 3D the press became the quite good candidate to use of milling machines, on what a lot of time left.
2. Prototyping by means of use of ChPU of machines was very expensive – it was simpler to create already final versions of tools by these cars.
Matt вызнал that all can be accelerated very easily – by means of the software for 3D modeling, also 3D the Dimension 1200es printer from Stratasys which was caught by the company. But most of all it the following interested: whether it is possible to adhere its work to 3D the press укулеле?
Usually, the Hawaiian guitars do of a thousand-year tree of Koa, and, quite often, on creation of a form of the tool months leave.
Matt managed to make 3D model of 35 centimetric укулеле, completely corresponding to the natural sizes of the tool, in SolidWorks 2013, approximately in a week, thus, that it worked only in free time. Since then he was engaged in its improvement. 3D the case press укулеле and kolok is made on the Dimension 1200 series printer from the Stratasys company.
The material which was used by Matt for укулеле, is called as Abs plus. The signature stamp, the case and splittings cost approximately $170, and for their press only one and a half days left.
In spite of the fact that Matt does not believe in possibility of that plastic analogs completely will change wood tools, nevertheless, he believes in existence of such areas where will prefer 3D to printing plastic musical instruments:
• Tools for tours – 3D printing plastic tools stronger, rather than wood and therefore they can be transported in luggage.
• Experimental sounding – 3D allows designers and musicians to test the press various oddish things with their tools that it would not be possible with a tree.
• Creation to order – a fast and cheap way of production 3D printing tools will allow to create them to order.
In the world 3D press
How Matt could describe the acquaintance to the world 3D the press? Taking into account its main profession, it is short – "very abruptly". If is more exact, at present it had a possibility to create tools much quicker – is a question about several hours, instead of days. 3D the Dimension 1200es printer from Stratasys very reliable, and, according to the company, they did not have any troubles at work with it.
Videos and a photo show, as passed its experience with 3D the press of musical instruments.