Pep Band student creates 3D printed guitar

Nathan Furman ’20 – a University of Miami electrical engineering and physics major, Foote fellow and member of the Frost School of Music Band of the Hour – has been using the College of Engineering – Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Center of Excellence Collaborative Laboratory to create an electric guitar using additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing.

The Collaborative Laboratory gives faculty and students access to 10 3D MakerBots that use polymers and two 3D metal printers that use titanium or stainless steel for the development of joint research and grant proposals, along with student capstone projects and firsthand experiential learning. Furman took advantage of the laboratory’s MakerBots to develop his own guitar from scratch…

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