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This smash-proof, 3D printed guitar is indestructible

03 June 2019

Sandvik created a smash-proof, 3D printed guitar, then challenged rock legend Yngwie Malmsteen to smash it!

Rock stars have been smashing guitars for decades, few with more enthusiasm than Swedish-born guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. Sandvik decided to test its cutting-edge techniques by building the world’s first all-metal, unbreakable guitar and letting Malmsteen unleash his smashing skills. 

In a video, Malmsteen plays the guitar in front of an excited crowd in a rock club outside Miami – after which he does his very best to destroy it. 

Sandvik engineered the smash-proof guitar to demonstrate how advanced, precise and sustainable the company’s techniques are. 

“We don’t make products for consumers, so people don’t realise how far in the forefront our methods are,” says Klas Forsström, President of Sandvik Machining Solutions. “Creating a smash-proof guitar for a demanding musician like Malmsteen highlights the capabilities we bring to all complex manufacturing challenges.”

Read the full article in the June issue of DPA 

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