The photos below show a guitar tailpiece we 3d printed in metal using direct metal laser melting (DMLM). The project is a great example of high-end 3d printed guitar parts that can be created using this unique metal 3d printing technology.
The design for the tailpiece was inspired by the front grille of a 1937 Delahaye 135MS Roadster. Two versions of this part were created, one as a completely 3d printed piece and another where just the frame was 3D printed and vertical rods were added separately. The project illustrates how just because something can be 3d printed, for some parts 3d printing better complements existing fabrication techniques.
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