The world's first 3D printed smash-proof guitartested by rock legend Yngwie Malmsteen

We used our cutting-edge techniques to create the world’s first 3D printed, all-metal, smash-proof guitar and challenged guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen to break it. Watch the film to see how they did it.

Rock stars have been smashing guitars for decades. We decided to test our cutting-edge techniques by building the world’s first 3D printed, all-metal, smash proof guitar!

How we 3D printed the world’s first smash-proof guitar

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Finding the additive sweetspots of the guitar

Far from all components are relevant for additive manufacturing. Learn more about what parts of the smash-proof guitar we decided to print and why.

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How to print and perfect a smash-proof masterpiece

Sandvik has all major print processes for metals in-house, being able to always recommend the most optimal additive process. Powder Bed Fusion Laser was selected for the printing of the smash-proof guitar.

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A light and strong 3D printed body in titanium

Find out why we decided to go for titanium in the body of the world’s first 3D printed, smash-proof guitar. Sandvik offers the widest range of AM-alloys around.

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Additive manufacturing – sustainable by nature

A light, strong and durable guitar – and minimized material waste. Additive manufacturing is sustainable by nature.

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3D animation of the guitar

Have a closer look at the world’s first 3D printed, smash-proof, all-metal guitar.

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Just imagine what additive manufacturing could do

Our journey with additive manufacturing started 150 years ago, we just didn’t know it then. Watch the video to take part of how AM has been increasing customer value – since 1862.

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You find more information about the various techniques used when building the guitar on the below Sandvik websites:

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