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Winter NAMM 2013 - ODD
Down in the basement we found ODD a company showing off some incredibly intricate carved body guitars. They werent hand made, but created using advanced 3D laser printing techniques by Olaf Diegel. We interviewed Olaf for our Amped guitar channel in November last year, but this was the first time we saw the results in the flesh. They certainly are impressive, its hard to imagine just how its possible to carve such detail actually inside the body with a single piece of material.
We also saw some other objects actually being formed by working desktop 3d printers, on a smaller scale, but still equally fascinating. What stuck me was Olaf's intense enthusiasm for his work, and this was on a NAMM Sunday, when most exhibitors are worn down and lacklustre.
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The funny thing about 3D printers is that everyone will some day be able to copy any design they want. Lawsuits against copyrighted designs? Maybe with this technology everyone will understand how unsane copyrights really are. May the joy of technology free us all. :)
30-Jan-13 06:01 PM